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Terrorists gang up against Museveni

ADF, Islamic State, al-Shabaab working together COVER STORY | THE INDEPENDENT | The recent terror attacks in Kampala point to a change in tactics by the DR Congo-based Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and deeper Jihadi coordination with the Islamic State and al-Shabaab of Somalia. They apparently share training and technology …

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Islamic State say they carried out Kampala attack

🔴 UPDATE ➡ 3 suicide bombers blew themselves up ➡ Police say 4th suspected suicide bomber arrested ➡ 33 injured Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a twin suicide bombing on Tuesday in the Ugandan capital Kampala that killed three …

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JATT, CMI arrest 48 suspects in connection to bomb attacks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Joint Anti-Terrorism Taskforce and Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence have arrested 48 people alleged to have been part of the group that planted two explosives last week leaving two people dead. The first Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off at a popular pork joint in …

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ADF, Islamic State responsible for Komamboga blast – CT director

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of Counter Terrorism in Police, Abbas Byakagaba has said that the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF and Islamic State-IS are among the terror groups suspected to have planned last Saturday’s bomb blast at a bar in Komamboga. At least one person identified as Emily Nyinaneza …

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German court tries IS jihadist over Yazidi genocide

Frankfurt am Main, Germany | AFP |  A man believed to have belonged to the Islamic State (IS) group goes on trial in Germany on Friday accused of genocide and murdering a child belonging to the Yazidi minority who he held as a slave. Identified only as Taha al-J., the 37-year-old …

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Iraq weighs larger NATO role to replace US-led coalition

Baghdad, Iraq | AFP | Iraq is considering a larger role for NATO at the expense of the US-led coalition, Iraqi and Western officials told AFP, after an American drone strike on Baghdad that sparked outrage. The January 3 strike which killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani and a top Iraqi commander …

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‘Really tired’: French IS women languish in Syria camp

Al-Hol Camp, Syria | AFP | In an overcrowded desert camp for families linked to the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria, a French woman begged for another chance so she and her children could go home. In the same settlement, two other French women were more tepid about the prospect …

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Children of foreign IS jihadists must be repatriated: UN

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | UN investigators on Thursday called for thousands of children of jihadists who fought for the Islamic State group to be repatriated from Syria. The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria said in a report that the children were in a “particularly precarious” situation since they often …

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Islamic State replaces al-Qaeda as Enemy No. 1 in Sahel

Bamako, Mali | AFP | Brutal attacks that have killed nearly 300 people in less than two months have propelled the Islamic State to the status of the Sahel’s most-feared jihadist group, eclipsing al-Qaeda, experts say. The vast fragile region on the southern rim of the Sahara has been battling an …

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