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Deaths of 19 civilians in French airstrike in Mali disputed by Paris
Witnesses describe aerial attack on a wedding but French officials claim gathering was of armed extremists

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

30, Mar, 2021 @3:54 PM

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The world has a vested interest in Somalia. Will it act to stop its collapse? | Vava Tampa
Starvation, al-Shabaab and postponed elections have made the country a ready gun. If the trigger is pulled, global trade is at risk

Vava Tampa

24, Mar, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Islamic extremists planning 'rash of attacks' after Covid curbs lifted, says UN
Report says pandemic gives Isis and al-Qaida opportunity to undermine governments in conflict zones

Jason Burke

05, Feb, 2021 @3:02 PM

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Mike Pompeo claims without evidence that Iran is al-Qaida's new 'home base'
Move seems designed to restrict Biden administration’s options as secretary of state confirms killing of al-Qaida leader in August

Julian Borger in Washington

12, Jan, 2021 @6:36 PM

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Harrowing ordeal of Guantánamo prisoner comes to the big screen
The Mauritanian tells the story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who was held in the notorious prison for 14 years without charge or trial

Dalya Alberge

03, Jan, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Imperial War Museum to mark 20th anniversary of 9/11
Museum plans series of events to mark anniversary of al-Qaida attacks on US that claimed almost 3,000 lives

Caroline Davies

27, Dec, 2020 @2:22 PM

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Israeli agents in Iran kill al-Qaida's top lieutenant – report
Intelligence officials say Abu Muhammad al-Masri was gunned down in Tehran more than three months ago

Staff and agencies

14, Nov, 2020 @3:04 AM

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Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri obituary
Ruthless Iraqi politician and military leader once seen as a possible successor to Saddam Hussein

Lawrence Joffe

29, Oct, 2020 @5:17 PM

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US removes Sudan from terrorism blacklist in return for $335m
Compensation payment pledged for alleged role in bombing of two US embassies

Jason Burke and Oliver Holmes

19, Oct, 2020 @7:37 PM

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US proposes removing Sudan from terrorism list for $330m compensation
The payment would go to victims of al-Qaida but has caused anger in the poverty-stricken country

Jason Burke and Zeinab Mohammed Salih

26, Aug, 2020 @4:45 AM

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At least 180 civilians killed in Burkina Faso town, says rights group
Human Rights Watch suggests involvement of security forces in deaths over recent months

Emmanuel Akinwotu

09, Jul, 2020 @12:15 PM

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Killing of Islamic State expert in Baghdad marks critical moment for Iraq
Hisham al-Hashimi backed action to tackle Iraq’s powerful militias, despite knowing risks

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

07, Jul, 2020 @5:13 PM

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