Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo launch joint military operation against Islamist insurgent groups

Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo have carried out a joint military operation to counter increased attacks by Islamist insurgent groups in parts of West Africa, Burkinabe Security Minister Maxime Kone said on Tuesday. Over 5,700 troops were deployed in the borderlands between Burkina Faso and the other three countries under a security cooperation… Read More Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo launch joint military operation against Islamist insurgent groups

French forces kill al Qaeda leader Baye ag Bakabo in Mali

French forces killed an al Qaeda leader during an operation in the Sahel region of Africa, France’s armed forces minister said on Friday, vowing to keep a substantial military presence in the region a day after President Emmanuel Macron ordered a draw-down. Speaking in an impromptu address, Florence Parly said that Baye ag Bakabo, who… Read More French forces kill al Qaeda leader Baye ag Bakabo in Mali

Afghan security forces kill senior al-Qaeda leader Abu Muhsin al-Masri

Afghan security forces have killed Abu Muhsin al-Masri, a senior al Qaeda leader who was on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Most Wanted Terrorists list, Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a tweet late on Saturday. Al-Masri has been charged in the United States with having provided material support and resources to a… Read More Afghan security forces kill senior al-Qaeda leader Abu Muhsin al-Masri

French military forces kill al-Qaeda North Africa leader Abdelmalek Droukdel in Mali

France said on Friday its military forces had killed al Qaeda’s North Africa chief Abdelmalek Droukdel, a key Islamist fighter that its forces had been hunting for more than seven years, during an operation in Mali. “On June 3, French army forces, with the support of their local partners, killed the emir of al Qaeda… Read More French military forces kill al-Qaeda North Africa leader Abdelmalek Droukdel in Mali

Hamza, son of slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, killed in U.S. anti-terrorism operation

Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant group, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation, President Donald Trump said on Saturday. In a statement issued by the White House, Trump said the operation took place in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, but he… Read More Hamza, son of slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, killed in U.S. anti-terrorism operation

Al Shabaab Somali senior commander killed in airstrike

A senior commander in al-Shabaab, Somalia’s al-Qaeda affiliated Islamist rebels, was killed last month in a U.S. airstrike, the group said on Saturday in an online statement. Somalia said at the time that its military and allied foreign troops had killed the man identified as Ali Moahmed Hussein or Ali Jabal, believed responsible for several… Read More Al Shabaab Somali senior commander killed in airstrike