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Obama and Hollande: France and the US enjoy a renewed alliance

Imagery of the Week: Drone Aprons at Niamey

Reaper Drones In Sahel Now Part of ISR Assets of French Armed Forces

A French court is investigating two teenage boys from Toulouse suspected of trying to travel to Syria to join a terrorist group. The father of one of the boys said his son was radicalized over the Internet. Authorities are looking for a teenage girl missing from Avignon who may have gone to Syria. Interior Minister Manuel Valls said judges could prosecute persons who have traveled to join groups such as the Al Nusrah Front.

Africa a 'hothouse' for extremist groups: US

France revises counter-terrorism strategy in Africa

UN Security Council urges end to ransom payments to extremists

French police launch raids on controversial comic Dieudonné

Defense Minister Le Drian said France plans to expand its military presence in Africa, with the permanent deployment of 3,000 troops to bases in Niger, Mali and Chad, and to a logistics base in Ivory Coast and a special forces base in Burkina Faso. He said the work of cracking down on extremists in Libya will be a "long-term" project.

German Military Faces a Difficult Year in Africa and Afghanistan

For US forces, delivering peacekeepers to the CAR is no easy task

Syria Talks Open with Acrimony and Testy Exchanges

France to bolster military presence in Africa

Desert gives al Qaeda refuge after Mali defeat

Jihadists construct the Atomium bomb: YouTube video threat to Belgium tourist attraction

The Toulouse prosecutor said two 15-year-old French boys have left France for jihad in Syria. President Hollande said some 700 French nationals and residents have traveled to Syria for jihad, and Interior Minister Valls said 20 of them have died there.

Flow of Westerners to Syria Prompts Security Concerns

West has discussed co-operation with Syria, Damascus claims

European Spies Reach Out to Syria

France in Mali: A year of hunting jihadists in West Africa