U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers deploy to Tunisia for African Lion

BIZERTE, Tunisia – U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians recently deployed to Tunisia for Exercise African Lion in support of the Southern European Task Force-Africa. Soldiers from the Fort Drum, New York-based 754th Ordnance Company (EOD) participated in U.S. Africa Read More …

Morocco and UN to Strengthen Counterterrorism Cooperation

Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita, said on Friday that cooperation between Morocco and the UN in the field of counterterrorism is “strong and fruitful.” The statement came during a celebration of the first anniversary of the Rabat-based United Read More …

Kansas woman admits to training all-female IS battalion in Syria

A US woman has confessed to leading an all-female squadron for the so-called Islamic State group in Syria, as well as plotting attacks on American soil. Allison Fluke-Ekren pleaded guilty to one count of providing support to the group and Read More …

Egyptian army changes strategy in war against terrorism in Sinai

The Egyptian army seems to have recently changed its strategy in the face of jihadist groups after armed militants repeatedly attacked the army forces in the Sinai Peninsula over the past few days. On May 7, the Egyptian army announced Read More …

Egypt: Militants blow up gas pipeline in Sinai

Suspected Islamic State militants blew up a natural gas pipeline Saturday in Egypt’s restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, causing a fire but no casualties, security officials said. The officials said the suspected militants planted explosives under a pipeline Read More …

AQIM’s Imperial Playbook: Understanding al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb’s Expansion into West Africa

In 2021, the United Nations noted the newfound threats of the Group for Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM), a branch of al-Qa`ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), that extended into Burkina Faso and the Ivory Coast, stretching farther yet Read More …

UN opens office for counter-terrorism and training in Africa

Morocco and the United Nations on Thursday inaugurated a U.N. office for counter-terrorism and training in Africa, that’s seeing increasing extremist violence. Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita warned of terrorist threats sweeping across parts of the continent. “(Africa) is not Read More …