The strike is one of the deadliest attacks in the conflict since 2014.
Militants restart their low-tech campaign of violence at the Gaza border.
Al-Qaeda’s senior leadership released a statement praising the jihadists in Mali and elsewhere in Western Africa for confronting the “Crusaders.” Al-Qaeda’s management team encourages them to dismantle the “French and American project” across the region.
Islamic State attacks in the Sinai persist despite Egyptian military operations against it.
The attack, the group’s first since 2013, announces its operational return to Nigeria.
The U.S. military has suppressed a press release announcing the death of Al Qaeda In the Indian Subcontinient’s emir for three months as his presence with the difficult. Asim Umar, his courrier to Ayman al Zawahiri, his staff, and even his wife were embedded with the Taliban in Helmand province when he was killed.
The DFLP has been taken off the Foreign Terrorist Organizations list, but continues to promote their militant activities via Telegram.
Over the last month, the jihadist group has killed at least 174 Nigerien soldiers in three separate attacks.