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The Surprising Suspects Behind an Islamist Ambush

Oct 18, 2017 | 18:34 GMT
Though branches of the Islamic State tend to garner the most publicity, the greater threat to military forces, aid workers, civilians and citizens of the Sahel comes from another military group: Jamaat Nusrat al Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM).

Though branches of the Islamic State tend to garner the most publicity, the greater threat to military forces, aid workers, civilians and citizens of the Sahel comes from another military group: Jamaat Nusrat al Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM).

(ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images)

Terrorist attacks in sub-Saharan Africa are relatively common but are rare rarely covered in Western media. The exception is, of course, when those attacks begin to affect Western countries such as an armed assault did Oct. 5 in Niger. Eight people, including four U.S. military personnel were killed in the...

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