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Top Islamic State commander who led deadly attack on US soldiers killed by French troops

Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi in an undated Rewards For Justice wanted poster Associated Press The head of the Islamic State's deadly group in the Sahara was killed by French troops. Multiple reports said Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahraoui led the killings of four US servicemen in 2017. al-Sahrawi formed the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara in 2015. See more stories on Insider's business page. The head of the Islamic State's group in the Sahara was killed by French troops, according ...
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France Calls Killing of Islamic State Leader Big Victory

French officials said Thursday that France killed the leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara because the group attacked French aid workers, African civilians and U.S. troops.
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France says it has killed Islamic State leader in Greater Sahara

Emmanuel Macron claims ‘another major success’ after death of Adnan Abu Walid al-SahrawiEmmanuel Macron has said French military forces have killed the leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, claiming “another major success” in the fight against terrorist groups in the Sahel.The French president, who recently moved to reduce French troop deployment in the troubled sub-Saharan region amid broad consensus that the intervention was not achieving its aim, gave no f...
Tags: Europe, France, Islamic State, Africa, Emmanuel Macron, Sahel, Greater Sahara, Greater Sahara Adnan Abu Walid, Adnan Abu Walid al SahrawiEmmanuel Macron


ISIS chief in Sahara killed by French forces

French forces have killed Adnan Abou Walid al Sahraoui, leader of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISIS-GS), French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Twitter early Thursday.
Tags: Isis, News, Islamic State, Stories, Emmanuel Macron, Sahara, Greater Sahara, Adnan Abou Walid al Sahraoui


Head of Islamic State in Sahara killed by French troops - Macron

President Emmanuel Macron calls the killing of Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi a "major success".
Tags: News, Islamic State, Emmanuel Macron, Sahara, Macron, Adnan Abu Walid al Sahrawi


ISIS chief in Sahara killed by French forces, Macron says

French forces have killed Adnan Abou Walid al Sahraoui, leader of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISIS-GS), French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Twitter early Thursday.
Tags: Isis, Islamic State, Cnn, Emmanuel Macron, Sahara, Macron, Greater Sahara, Adnan Abou Walid al Sahraoui


Head of Islamic State in Sahara killed by French troops

President Emmanuel Macron calls the killing of Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi a "major success".
Tags: News, Islamic State, Emmanuel Macron, Sahara, Adnan Abu Walid al Sahrawi


French forces kill Islamic State in Sahara leader, Macron says

French forces have killed the leader of the Islamic State in the Sahara, who was allegedly behind the killings of four...
Tags: Islamic State, Sahara, Macron


France says it has killed Islamic State leader in Greater Sahara, Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi

Emmanuel Macron claims ‘major success’ against Sahrawi’s group, which has been blamed for killing US and French troops in the troubled Sahel regionEmmanuel Macron has said French military forces have killed the leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi.“It’s another major success in our fight against terrorist groups in the Sahel,” the French president said on Wednesday night, without disclosing the location of the operation. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, France, Islamic State, Africa, US, Emmanuel Macron, Sahel, Macron, Sahrawi, Greater Sahara Adnan Abu Walid, Sahara Adnan Abu Walid al Sahrawi


France says head of Islamic State in Sahara has been killed

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — France's president announced the death of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara's leader late Wednesday, calling Adnan...
Tags: France, Islamic State, Sahara, Bamako Mali, Greater Sahara


Paris attack suspect says death of 130 people 'nothing personal'

A suspect tied to the Islamic State group who helped carry out a series of deadly attacks in Paris in 2015 says that the resulting...
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Defendant in 2015 Paris terror attacks said the killing of 130 innocent civilians was 'nothing personal'

REUTERS/Sergio Perez The key defendant in the trail of the 2015 Paris attacks said the killings were "nothing personal." Salah Abdeslam was arrested months after the attack, the Associated Press reported. The coordinated attacks around Paris on November 13, 2015, left 130 people dead. See more stories on Insider's business page. The key defendant in the trial over the 2015 Paris attacks said that the killing of 130 people in the French capital was "nothing personal," the Associated ...
Tags: News, France, Islamic State, Iraq, International, Trends, Syria, Terrorism, Paris, Associated Press, Brussels, Sergio Pérez, Paris Attacks, Salah Abdeslam, Jake Epstein, Europe Abdeslam


Paris attacks: accused says killings revenge for French airstrikes in Syria and Iraq

Salah Abdeslam says attacks ‘nothing personal’ and François Hollande ‘knew risks’ of targeting ISThe sole survivor of the jihadist cell alleged to have killed 130 people in Paris six years ago has told his trial the attacks were revenge for French airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, and that France had known “the risks” of attacking Islamic State.“We fought France, we attacked France, we targeted the civilian population – but it was nothing personal against them,” Salah Abdeslam said of the coordinate...
Tags: Europe, France, Islamic State, Iraq, World news, Syria, Francois Hollande, Paris, Paris Attacks, Salah Abdeslam


Former IS teenage bride Shamima Begum offers to help fight terror in UK

The 22-year-old, who left London at 15 to join the Islamic State group, says she could be useful.
Tags: UK, London, News, Islamic State, Shamima Begum


Shamima Begum: I'm asking for the British people to forgive me – video

The 22-year-old who was stripped of her British citizenship has said she wants to face the UK courts to try to refute claims that she was engaged in terrorist acts during the time she spent living under Islamic State in Syria. Appearing live on ITV's Good Morning Britain from a detention camp in Syria, Shamima Begum said she would 'rather die than go back to IS' – and that she wanted to prove her innocence in the country of her birthShamima Begum says she wants to prove innocence in UK courtsGoo...
Tags: UK, Islamic State, Syria, Australian immigration and asylum, Britain, Shamima Begum, Begum


Shamima Begum tells the BBC she will forever regret joining ISIS

Shamima Begum, one of three London schoolgirls who left the UK for Syria to join the Islamic State group, has spoken about her ‘regret’ over her actions.
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'I will regret joining ISIS my whole life'

Shamima Begum, one of three London schoolgirls who left the UK for Syria to join the Islamic State group, has spoken about her ‘regret’ over her actions.
Tags: UK, Isis, London, News, Islamic State, Syria, Shamima Begum


2015 Paris Attacks Suspect: Deaths of 130 'Nothing Personal'

The key defendant in the 2015 Paris terror attacks trial says the Islamic State network that struck the city was attacking France, and that the deaths of 130 people was “nothing personal.”.
Tags: France, Islamic State, Paris


Ex-Jihadi Bride Asks UK for Forgiveness, Aims to Return Home

A British woman who ran away from home at age 15 to join the Islamic State group in Syria has asked for forgiveness and appealed to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to let her come home.
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Minister says Taliban won’t allow militant attacks

By Kathy Gannon | Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s new foreign minister said Tuesday that the Taliban governing the country remain committed to not allowing militants to use their territory to launch attacks. But he refused to say when or if the country’s new rulers would create a more inclusive government. Without other political factions and women serving in the government, the Taliban seem unlikely to win international recognition as the legitimate leaders of Afghanistan. A...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Osama Bin Laden, Islamic State, Sport, World news, Fbi, Afghanistan, Soccer, Military, United States, Taliban, United Nations, Kabul, Sudan


WATCH: A House hearing devolved into chaos when a GOP congressman shouted over everyone and falsely accused Biden of manipulating Afghanistan intelligence

GOP Rep. Brian Mast. House Foreign Affairs Committee/YouTube A House hearing spiraled out of control when a GOP congressman asked misleading questions. He refused to let Secretary of State Antony Blinken respond and repeatedly shouted over others. "I do not wish to hear from you," GOP Rep. Brian Mast said even after his time was up. See more stories on Insider's business page. A House of Representatives hearing on Monday about the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan spiraled into ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Congress, Islamic State, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Gop, Taliban, House, House Of Representatives, Kabul, Ashraf Ghani, Biden


A survivor’s tale: The real Steve Silva of La Puente never came home after 9/11

Twenty years ago, Steve Silva of La Puente had a day that was so frightening, he’ll likely never be the same. It was 9/11, and he was there: descending the stairs around the 44th floor of the World Trade Center’s South Tower when a hijacked plane slammed into it at 9:03 a.m., 17 minutes after a plane smacked into the North Tower. Nearly 3,000 were killed in the attacks that day. Steve Silva, of La Puente holds a picture of both towers burning that he shot with his own camera is a 9/11 attack...
Tags: New York, Islamic State, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Prudential, Biden, World Trade Center, Pasadena, Local News, Morgan Stanley, UC Berkeley, Steve, La Puente


Lawyers at Paris 2015 Terror Attacks Trial Sharing Fees

Money that victims of the 2015 Islamic State attacks in Paris are paying in legal fees is going not just to their own lawyers, but to defense lawyers too.
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Syria cement plant at centre of terror finance investigation ‘used by western spies’

Jordanian intelligence officer tells Guardian Lafarge factory was used by intelligence agencies to gather information on IS hostagesA cement plant in Syria at the centre of a terror financing investigation in France was used by western intelligence agencies to gather information on hostages held by Islamic State, sources connected to the operation have said.A Jordanian intelligence officer who was central to the spying effort has confirmed to the Guardian that the Lafarge factory, which continue...
Tags: Europe, France, Islamic State, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, James Foley, Espionage, Jordan, Lafarge, Moaz al Kasasbeh, John Cantlie


Afghanistan's former president, who fled the day the Taliban entered Kabul, said he left because he thought it was the 'only way to keep the guns silent'

Ashraf Ghani. Reuters Ashraf Ghani fled Afghanistan for the UAE on August 15 as the Taliban closed in on Kabul. In a Wednesday statement, he said he thought "it was the only way to keep the guns silent and save Kabul." More than 170 Afghans have been killed in stampedes, terror attacks, or by the Taliban since his escape. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ashraf Ghani, the Afghan president who fled his country the day the Taliban seized the capital, said he left because he t...
Tags: Politics, Isis, Washington Post, Islamic State, US, Trends, Cnn, Afghanistan, Taliban, New York Times, News UK, United Arab Emirates, Kabul, Ashraf Ghani, Al Jazeera, Tajikistan


Al-Qaida: the terror group that learned the secret of longevity

Twenty years after 9/11, 33 years after it was first conceived, and against all the odds, the terrorist group survivesIn the summer of 1988, a dozen or so men gathered in the sweltering Pakistani frontier town of Peshawar. Across the border in Afghanistan, the war was reaching a bloody climax, as hundreds of thousands of local mujahideen took on the Soviet occupiers and their local auxiliaries.The men, who probably met in one of the guesthouses that acted as offices and hostels for foreign visit...
Tags: Osama Bin Laden, Saudi Arabia, Islamic State, Iraq, World news, Afghanistan, Middle East and North Africa, Pakistan, September 11 2001, Al-Qaida, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Peshawar, Middle East Most


Trial opens for 2015 terror attacks in Paris

By Lori Hinnant and Nicolas Vaux-Montagny | Associated Press PARIS — The trial of 20 men accused in a series of coordinated attacks on Paris in 2015 that spread fear across Europe and transformed France opened Wednesday in a custom-built complex embedded within a 13th-century courthouse. Nine Islamic State group gunmen and suicide bombers struck within minutes of one another at several locations around Paris on Nov. 13, 2015, leaving 130 people dead and hundreds wounded. It was the deadliest vio...
Tags: Europe, Crime, News, France, Islamic State, Sport, World news, Soccer, Francois Hollande, Paris, Belgium, Courts, Associated Press, Brussels, Charlie Hebdo, Stade De France


Paris Terror Trial Opens for 20 Accused in 2015 Attacks

The trial of 20 men accused in the Islamic State group’s coordinated 2015 attacks on Paris that transformed the nation has opened in a custom-built complex embedded within a 13th-century courthouse.
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The US withdrawal from Afghanistan is a test for Russia's plans in Central Asia

Scott Olson/Getty Images Russia has gloated about the failure of the US's two-decade campaign to reshape Afghanistan. But the collapse of Afghanistan's US-backed government has put Russia in a challenging position. The potential for violence on its borders has given Russia greater responsibility for regional security at a time when Moscow faces mounting domestic difficulties. See more stories on Insider's business page. While the failure of the United States' two-decade ca...
Tags: Asia, Vladimir Putin, Washington, China, Islamic State, Russia, US, Trends, Syria, Afghanistan, Beijing, United States, Taliban, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Moscow


Trial of 20 Men Accused in 2015 Paris Attacks Begins

The trial of 20 men accused in the Islamic State group’s 2015 attacks in Paris that left 130 people dead and hundreds injured has started in the French capital.
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