About: Jihadists

Global Europe 14-06-2022

Burkina Faso mourns 79 dead in jihadist massacre

Burkina Faso on Tuesday (14 June) began three days of mourning after 79 people died in one of the bloodiest massacres in a nearly seven-year-old insurgency by armed Islamists.
Global Europe 19-05-2022

Borrell: Togo attack ‘shows terrorism is spreading’

Around 15 assailants were killed during a "terrorist" attack last week in the north of Togo that also left eight soldiers dead, a minister said Wednesday (18 May).
Global Europe 12-04-2022

EU ends part of Mali training mission, fearing Russian interference, Borrell says

The EU on Monday (11 April) decided to halt its military training missions in Mali but will keep a presence in the Sahel, the bloc's top diplomat said.
Global Europe 06-04-2022

Malian forces, suspected Russian fighters killed 300 civilians: HRW

Malian forces and suspected Russian fighters killed about 300 civilians in late March in the centre of the conflict-torn Sahel nation, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday (5 April).

France, allies announce Mali withdrawal, plan relocation

France and its European partners involved in the fight against Islamist militants in Mali have decided to start the coordinated withdrawal of their military resources in the country, a joint statement said on Thursday (17 February).
Global Europe 09-02-2022

At least 30 Islamist militants killed in Mali joint operations, France says

At least 30 Islamist militants were killed and dozens of vehicles and weapons destroyed during joint operations between the French-led Takuba task force and Malian soldiers last week, the French Army Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday (8 February).
Global Europe 25-01-2022

Mali asks Denmark to immediately withdraw troops deployed there

Mali's government said it had asked Denmark to immediately withdraw troops deployed to the West African nation as part of a French-led counter-terrorism task force because it was not consulted and the deployment failed to follow protocol.
Global Europe 19-01-2022

Will France quit Mali? Crunch time nears as junta defies Paris

As relations between France and Mali sour rapidly, Paris is wondering whether it is time to stop providing military backup to a country run by a junta that has defied the international community.
Global Europe 13-01-2022

France urges EU sanctions against Mali

France is to press the European Union to agree sanctions against Mali after its military-dominated leadership shelved a timetable for elections, the French foreign minister said on Wednesday (12 January).
Global Europe 20-12-2021

Germany considers relocating soldiers in Mali mission

Germany would not rule out transferring its military mission in Mali to another country if the danger is too great, Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht said Sunday (19 December).
Global Europe 16-12-2021

EU suspends military training in Central Africa over Russian mercenaries

The European Union has suspended its training mission for soldiers in Central African Republic (CAR) because of fears it could get tied up in violations of international law by Russian mercenaries, the mission said on Wednesday (15 December).
Global Europe 03-11-2021

EU begins military training against Mozambique insurgency

The European Union on Wednesday (3 November) launched a military training mission in Mozambique to help local troops fight a jihadist insurgency in its gas-rich north.
Global Europe 06-08-2021

Rwanda troops in Mozambique claim progress against jihadists

Rwandan forces in Mozambique, deployed less than a month ago to help battle jihadists, said Thursday (5 August) they have scored successes in driving out the militants wreaking havoc in the country's gas-rich north.
Global Europe 09-07-2021

Macron to reassure African leaders on commitment to fighting terror

President Emmanuel Macron will seek to reassure Sahel leaders of his commitment to Africa's anti-terror fight on Friday (9 July), at their first talks since he announced a reduction of French troops in West Africa.
Global Europe 27-05-2021

Mali president, PM resign after arrest by military junta

Mali's interim president and prime minister resigned on Wednesday (26 May), a top junta aide said, two days after they were detained and stripped of their powers in what appeared to amount to the country's second coup in nine months.

In parting shot, Pompeo rebukes Turkey at NATO meeting

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used his final NATO meeting this week to sharply criticise Turkey, saying its purchase of a Russian weapons system was "a gift" to Moscow, according to five diplomats and officials.
Global Europe 23-11-2020

France says Turkey’s ‘soothing declarations’ not good enough

France said Sunday (22 November) it expects Turkey to de-escalate international tension with actions instead of words ahead of an EU decision on possible further sanctions against Ankara.
Global Europe 02-09-2019

Russia says US strikes in Syria’s Idlib put ceasefire at risk

Russia's military said the United States had mounted air strikes in Syria's Idlib without forewarning Moscow or Ankara, endangering a ceasefire there, Russian news agencies reported on Sunday (1 September).
EU-Africa 30-07-2018

Violence flares up as Malians vote in key election

Malians voted Sunday (29 July) in a crucial presidential election as attacks disrupted polling in areas already beset by deadly ethnic and jihadist violence.
Development Policy 25-04-2018

Getting serious in the Sahel

Combating Islamic terrorism in the Sahel region has united Europe and the wider international community. Most attention has been focused on the G5 Sahel joint military operation which has been tasked with combating jihadist groups in the region.
Global Europe 14-08-2017

Suspected jihadists kill 17 in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

Suspected jihadists killed at least 17 people and wounded eight during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital, the communications minister said, as security forces sought to free people still trapped inside today (14 August).

Italy says same gun used in hijack of Berlin market truck, Milan shootout

A gun fired at Milan police by the man suspected of attacking a Christmas market in Berlin last month was the same one used to kill the driver of the truck that ploughed into revellers in the German capital, Italian police said on Wednesday (4 January).
Security 06-10-2016

Prosecutors say Brussels knifeman is terror attack suspect

An attacker stabbed two police officers in Brussels on Wednesday (5 October) in a possible terror incident, the latest attack in a city still reeling from deadly Islamic State bombings in March.
Global Europe 18-02-2016

EU seeks closer anti-terrorism cooperation with Algeria

The European Union wants to strengthen its ties with Algeria in order to step up the fight against terrorism.