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Tag: Niger

Al Qaeda maintains operational tempo in West Africa in 2017

At least 276 attacks in Mali and its neighboring countries were linked al Qaeda in…

Scores dead in suicide bombing at Nigerian mosque

At least 50 people were killed by a suicide bomber during morning prayers at a…

US Special Forces troops killed during joint patrol in Niger

US AFRICOM has confirmed that three US Special Forces troops have been killed in an…

Over 100 Al Qaeda-linked attacks in West Africa so far in 2017

Al Qaeda's newly formed entity, the Group for Support of Islam and Muslims, have perpetrated…

Female suicide bomber attacks in West Africa on pace to quadruple in 2017

Despite a relative lull in the use of females in suicide bombings in 2016 compared…

Analysis: Merger of al Qaeda groups threatens security in West Africa

Earlier this month, four al Qaeda groups in West Africa merged to form the "Group…

Al Qaeda linked to more than 250 West African attacks in 2016

With at least 257 al Qaeda-linked attacks in Mali and its neighboring countries, this represents…

Islamic State recognizes oath of allegiance from jihadists in Mali

The Islamic State has officially recognized a loyalty oath sworn by Abu Walid al Sahrawi,…