Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    Police: ISIS spies operating from Borno IDP camps

Police: ISIS spies operating from Borno IDP camps

The Borno police command says the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), a faction of ISIS, has its spies operating from internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in Borno state.Ahmed Bello, an assistant commissioner of police in Borno, disclosed this while giving update on the security in the state.Bello said three among the 22 Boko Haram insurgents arrested two months [...]

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    DSS ‘uncovers’ Islamic State militants in Benue, Kogi, Edo

DSS ‘uncovers’ Islamic State militants in Benue, Kogi, Edo

Security service organisations, including the Department of State Service (DSS), have reportedly identified an Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) network operating within some north-central and south-south states.Benue, Kogi and Edo states were identified in a security report.According to NAN, this information is contained in a security report submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari by some security service outfits.The report indicated [...]

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    Pentagon: ISIS on the run, we are breaking them

Pentagon: ISIS on the run, we are breaking them

The US says it is crushing life out of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS’) terrorist group, as the terror organisation is on the run.James Mattis, US defence secretary, also said the destruction of ISIS’ physical caliphate would change the way the coalition was working to defeat ISIS."As we sit here today at the end of 2017, the [...]

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    Great job beating ISIS in Syria — now let’s keep them out of Africa

Great job beating ISIS in Syria — now let’s keep them out of Africa

The recent report that U.S.-backed forces declared victory in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa is one of several examples proving the tides are turning against the notorious terrorist group. It also affirms the battle-tested notion that when the United States builds coalitions with other nations, even the most challenging of tasks can be accomplished.But the challenge to terminate ISIS (and [...]

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    Buhari disturbed by ISIS’ support for Boko Haram

Buhari disturbed by ISIS’ support for Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said he was disturbed after realising the link between the Boko Haram sect and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).According to Garba Shehu, spokesman of the president, Buhari said this at a joint press conference he held with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey after their talks in Ankara.The Nigerian leader reportedly said [...]

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    UN slaps sanctions on entities, individuals linked to IS, al-Qaeda

UN slaps sanctions on entities, individuals linked to IS, al-Qaeda

The UN security council unanimously adopted a resolution to impose sanctions on two armed groups, two entities and four individuals linked to the Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda.The two armed groups are the al-Qaeda-linked Jund al Aqsa and the IS-linked Jaysh Khalid ibn al-Waleed, both fighting in Syria.Two money exchange businesses based in Syria — Hanifa Money Exchange Office and [...]

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    30,000 militants from 100 countries join ISIS, Al Qaeda

30,000 militants from 100 countries join ISIS, Al Qaeda

Over 30,000 militants from over 100 countries arrived in the Middle East in the recent years to join organisations such as Islamic State and Al Qaeda.Nickolay Mladenov, UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, disclosed this in a report to the UN security council meeting.He said during the debates on the Middle East situation that organisations listed as terrorist [...]

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    Afghan military: US MOAB strike killed 36 ISIS militants

Afghan military: US MOAB strike killed 36 ISIS militants

The super bomb President Donald Trump dropped Thursday on tunnels in eastern Afghanistan killed 36 ISIS militants, according to the Afghan ministry of defence.The blast, from the weapon dubbed the “mother of all bombs,” destroyed three underground tunnels as well as weapons and ammunition, but no civilians were hurt, said a Defense Ministry spokesman.Trump said Thursday that the bombing was [...]

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    Sanusi: Saudi Arabia, Iran have radicalised and divided the Muslim world

Sanusi: Saudi Arabia, Iran have radicalised and divided the Muslim world

Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, who is one of the most vocal Islamic voices on the continent, says Saudi Arabia and Iran have "radicalised and divided" the Muslim world.Sanusi said the world needs a strong state, "not a fragile state", to address the root causes of extremism.He added that Islamic leadership could come from less conservative countries like Malaysia [...]

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    FG mum 48 hours after Germany ‘dumped ISIS suspect in Lagos’

FG mum 48 hours after Germany ‘dumped ISIS suspect in Lagos’

The Nigerian government is yet to make an official statement 48 hours after German authorities allegedly deported an ISIS suspect to the country.The suspect was among 50 other persons that were deported from eight European countries - Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Luxembourg, Austria, Belgium, Spain and Hungary – to Nigeria last Thursday.Calls to the telephone of Clement Aduku, spokesman of the [...]

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    Germany deports ‘dangerous’ ISIS suspect to Nigeria

Germany deports ‘dangerous’ ISIS suspect to Nigeria

An ISIS suspect, deemed dangerous by German authorities, is among the 50 persons recently expelled from eight European countries.The deportees, who were arrested in Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Luxembourg, Austria, Belgium, Spain and Hungary, arrived at Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Thursday.According to dpa, a German news agency, a 22-year-old man, who was born in Germany, was sent to Nigeria.He was arrested [...]

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    Five Nigerians ‘held as sex slaves’ regain freedom from ISIS

Five Nigerians ‘held as sex slaves’ regain freedom from ISIS

Five Nigerians were among the 35 women captured by the Islamic state fighters in Sirte, Libya and turned into sex slaves for months.The Nigerians, including two children and 28 Eritreans were recovered by Libyan forces last December and then made to face another spell of detention in a Misrata prison. They have now been released by the Libyan authorities.Reuters said [...]

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    ISIS luring foreign students with money, FG warns

ISIS luring foreign students with money, FG warns

The federal government has said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) now recruits foreign students into their organisation using financial inducements.Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, raised alarm over the new recruitment strategy.He urged parents and guardians to monitor the activities of their children and wards in order to [...]

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    ISIS’ second-in-command killed in air strike

ISIS’ second-in-command killed in air strike

Ayad al-Jumaili, believed to be a deputy of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed in an air strike on Friday, an Iraqi intelligence spokesman said on Saturday.The US-led anti-Islamic State coalition said it was unable at the moment to confirm the information that was reported earlier in the day by Iraqi state-run TV.Jumaili was killed with other Islamic [...]

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    Nine suspects in custody over London terror attack

Nine suspects in custody over London terror attack

A total of nine people are in police custody over Wednesday's terror attack near UK Parliament, says Mark Rowley, acting deputy commissioner of London metropolitan police.Rowley made this known during a press conference on Friday."Nine people remain in our custody and one woman has been released on bail. We have searches at five addresses ongoing - 16 searches have concluded. [...]

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    ISIS claims responsibility for London attack

ISIS claims responsibility for London attack

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, which left four people dead and 29 injured in London.According to Amaq News Agency, ISIS official press service, the attacker was a "soldier of the caliphate"."The perpetrator of the attacks yesterday in front of the British parliament in London is an Islamic State soldier and he carried out the operation in [...]

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