Several dozen Tuareg civilians were killed between Tuesday and Wednesday by alleged jihadists in the Menaka region of northeastern Mali, near the Niger border, AFP learned on Thursday from an armed group and local officials. “Between the night of 11 and the morning of 12 December 2018, armed bandits on more than 20 motorcycles broke…

The Swedish security services announced on Thursday the arrest of a person suspected of planning an attack and illegally possessing weapons, in connection with a case with ramifications in foreign countries. Security services (SAPO) conducted searches in western Sweden after a thorough investigation. In addition to the arrested person, several others were interviewed. “The person…

Two police officers from the city of Nazran, Ingushetia, were injured in a grenade explosion, reported the Interfax news agency on Wednesday, December 12, citing the local MIA leadership. The explosion took place on Wednesday evening, around 6pm local time, in one of the city’s shopping malls. According to the Ministry of the Interior, one…

A Russian citizen of Chechen origin who fought in the ranks of the Islamic State Organisation (ISIS) was arrested in Poland for “participation in and support of terrorist organisations”, it was reported on Thursday 13 December 2018 from the Polish Special Services. The 30-year-old man, identified as Alvi A., “was arrested on 28 November and…

West Bank: Israeli forces kill Palestinian suspected of killing two Israelis Israeli forces killed a Palestinian man suspected of killing two Israelis in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday night, the Israeli Internal Security Service said. After a two-month stalking, Ashraf Naalwa, who shot and killed a 28-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man in the…

Clashes are ongoing between the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and ISIS jihadists in the area of Hajin in the Euphrates Valley. Over the past few days, the SDF has slowed down its advance in the area and it seems that ISIS has stabilized the frontline in the town at least partly. The ISIS-linked news…

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that in the coming days, the Turkish army will launch a major anti-terrorist operation on the eastern bank of the Euphrates in Syria. The areas where the operation will take place are controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) supported by the United States. They were mainly composed of…

The Egyptian army announced on Wednesday that it had killed 27 alleged jihadists since early November, bringing to about 500 the number of fighters killed in ten months as part of an operation in Sinai (East) against the Islamic State (IS) group. A major “anti-terrorist” campaign called “Sinai 2018” was launched on 9 February, following…