The Islamist extremist group Boko Haram has unleashed a series of attacks across Nigeria Sunday night into Monday morning that has left an indeterminable number of people dead. This wave of attacks has also left over 100 persons injured, many of them said to be women and children.
In the ongoing struggle between the Nigerian military and the insurgent Boko Haram forces, recent news surfaced that the Islamist extremist group killed over 160 people in Northeast Nigeria. The Nigerian Army denies those claims, which comes after the army’s claims of arresting top Boko Haram leaders also coming under question.
On Monday, the Nigerian Army says it has freed 178 people, mostly women and children, from the clutches of Islamist extremist group Boko Haram. The army raided a Boko Haram stronghold in Borno State on Sunday, the main staging area for the clashes in the African nation.
The Islamic State group took their executions to unprecedented levels this week after beheading two couples who were accused of “witchcraft and sorcery.” The two women involved marked the first time females had undergone such a gruesome demise in the country.
The Islamic State extremist group has ravaged parts of Iraq and Syria, with reports of operations throughout Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. After a recent arrest in New York, it appears that the designated terrorist organization are making attempts to garner support from Americans who wish to join its cause.
At least 10 people were confirmed dead Sunday (Feb. 15) after a teenage girl detonated a device in an apparent suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria. The blast occurred at a busy bus station, and Boko Haram could be connected as it has used similar attacks in the past.
Abu Talha al-Almani, a former German-Ghanaian gangster rapper known as Deso Dogg, is now a designated global terrorist. The U.S. State Department made the announcement Monday (Feb. 9) after stating al-Almani joined Islamic State militants in 2012 and appeared in several videos on the group’s behalf.
Since the fatal shootings in the Charlie Hebdo magazine office in Paris on Wednesday (Jan. 7), the city and the entire nation of France has been gripped by terror. As authorities took aim to take down the alleged shooters in the massacre that sparked current tensions, other developments have arisen.
Terror struck in Paris, France as masked gunmen who authorities suspect may have Islamist extremist ties burst into the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo earlier today, killing 12 people in the process. Charlie Hebdo has slammed beloved Muslim figures its pages, earning the criticism of religious supporters.
A tense situation is unfolding in Australia‘s most populous city involving a gunman and several hostages. Inside a cafe in Sydney, an Iranian man is barricaded inside the establishment as police negotiate with him from the outside.
Boko Haram has been suspected in a series of of abductions over the weekend in northeast Nigeria. A local chief says around 30 children were taken from his village over course of two days.
Militants from the Islamic State, also referred to as ISIS or ISIL, have beheaded another hostage with threats of performing another execution. British aid worker Alan Henning was the latest victim of the terrorist group in retaliation to American and allied forces airstrikes, and threaten to repeat the ghastly act.
President Barack Obama has undertaken the weighty task of taken on Islamic State militants in Syria amid troubles on the domestic front. Over the weekend, Mr. Obama stated that U.S. Intelligence authorities underestimated the planning and capabilities of the militants in the region.
ISIS, or ISIL, has been ravaging areas of Iraq and Syria in its ongoing reign of terror framed as a holy war. Adding to the violence the Islamist extremists have already enacted, there are reports that thousands of women in the region are being raped in order to populate territories the group has seized.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has ravaged the Middle East region and is designated a terrorist group by several nations. With the Islamists placing large portions of Iraq and Syria under its control, it is now seen as a very valid threat. […]
One of Boko Haram‘s boldest moves yet occurred Sunday when the Islamist extremists kidnapped Cameroon’s Deputy Prime Minister’s wife. The group also kidnapped a local religious leader and his family as well.
Boko Haram, the group Islamist militants at the heart of the mass kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria, has emerged as a terrorist group that needs to be reckoned with. According to reports, Boko Harm’s boldest moves came into play when current leader Abubakar Shekau came into the fold.