Terrorism
Associated Press/Photo by Michel Euler

France convicts 14 accomplices in 2015 attacks

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/16/20, 03:20 pm

A panel of judges pronounced an Islamic State gunman’s widow and 13 others guilty in the devastating 2015 attacks on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket. The three-month trial wrapped up on Wednesday in Paris. The 2015 attacks over three days left 17 people dead, plus the three gunmen.

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Associated Press/ Photo by Jossy Ola

Suspected extremists target farmers in northeast Nigeria

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/30/20, 06:45 am

Residents in the village of Zabarmari in northeast Borno State on Sunday buried at least 43 people in nine mass graves after the Saturday onslaught. Suspected Boko Haram insurgents killed the farmers and some fishermen while they worked on rice fields across the Jere local government area before torching their farms. Local officials reported several other people were injured and said the attackers abducted others, including women.

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Associated Press/via Militant video

Al-Qaeda appoints new North Africa leader

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/23/20, 02:55 am

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) named Abu Ubaida Yusuf al-Annabi its new leader in a Saturday video, five months after the death of his predecessor. French forces killed Abdelmalek Droukdel in June during an operation in Mali. AQIM has staged attacks and abducted foreigners for ransom across North and West Africa.

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