Tag Archives: Islamist groups

02Nov/16

Nigerian soldiers, police sexually abuse Boko Haram victims: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch has released a report accusing Nigeria’s police and troops of raping women and girls displaced by conflict in the northeast. An Islamist campaign by Boko Haram has driven more than two million people from their homes and killed some 15,000 in the region. Abuses are also said to have been carried out by camp leaders and local militias meant to help the military fight the insurgents.

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04Jan/16

Briton says boy from IS video is his grandson, says daughter is in Syria

London-based grandfather Sunday Dare says he recognises boy in an Islamic State video as his grandson, says his daughter in Syria has ‘let herself down’.

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03Jul/15

Rockets land in Israel, Egypt’s IS affiliate claims responsibility

ESHKOL, ISRAEL (JULY 3, 2015) (ISRAELI POLICE HANDOUT) – Militants in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula fired rockets into southern Israel on Friday (July 3) in an incident that caused no casualties but appeared to be linked to fighting between Islamist insurgents and Egyptian security forces.
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01Apr/15

Boko Haram did not disrupt Nigeria election – UN envoy

As Nigerians celebrate the victory of opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari in the just concluded presidential election, the U.N. says the ongoing violent conflict in north-eastern Nigeria by the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency remains a challenge but did not disrupt the elections. In its six-year insurgency, Boko Haram has killed thousands and displaced about 1.5 million people.
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08Mar/15

Nigerians react to Boko Haram’s pledge of allegiance to Islamic State

Residents in Nigeria’s capital Abuja react to an audio clip released by Boko Haram pledging allegiance to Islamic State

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22Feb/15

U.S. homeland security chief worried about al Shabaab mall threat

U.S. Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson urges vigilance following a threat made by Somali-based Islamist militants against shopping malls, including the Mall of America in Minnesota.
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17Feb/15

ISIS opens new front in North Africa

(Next Media Online) – The influence of ISIS is gradually expanding from its stronghold in Syria and Iraq to extremist groups in North Africa.

Militants in several countries in North Africa, including Libya, Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia, have pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
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11Feb/15

Obama seeks war authorization from Congress to fight Islamic State

U.S. President Barack Obama sends Congress a letter seeking the authorization of military force against Islamic State militants, limiting operations to three years.
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