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Recent attack in western Niger sends more then 1,000 fleeing (02.06.2020)

The UN refugee agency reports more than 1,000 people have fled a site in western Niger following an attack by unidentified armed men on Sunday. … The agency said there has been a sharp increase in attacks in the past few months in the Liptako Gourma region where the borders of Burkina Faso, Mali...

Sidelining the Islamic State in Niger’s Tillabery (02.06.2020)

Two years ago, Niger suspended counter-terrorism cooperation with Malian militias in northern Tillabery and began trying to counter the Islamic State through outreach to communities where it is present. Since then, however, militants have killed local leaders and launched even deadlier attacks, and...

12 soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack on military base (20.05.2020)

At least 10 other soldiers were also wounded in the attack on the Blabrine military base near the Diffa town in Niger.

Niger says army kills 50 Boko Haram extremists after attack (17.03.2020)

Niger says its army has killed at least 50 Boko Haram extremists after an attack on a military post.

Joint Niger-Barkhane operation ‘neutralizes’ 120 terrorists, defense ministry says (22.02.2020)

A joint operation conducted by Niger’s armed forces and troops deployed to the France-led Operation Barkhane “neutralized” 120 “terrorists” and seized bomb-making equipment and vehicles in western Niger, the defense ministry said on Friday, February 22, AFP reported.

US military downgrades efforts against extremists in Sahel (12.02.2020)

The U.S. military has switched from trying to degrade Islamic extremist groups in West Africa's sprawling Sahel region to merely trying to contain them as their deadly threat increases, a new U.S. government report says.

West African presidents urge U.S. to stay in the fight against terrorism (21.01.2020)

Some 6,000 U.S. troops are based on the continent. About a quarter are stationed in West Africa, mostly in Niger, where they provide training, drone support and intelligence.

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