Turkey has sent 11 French relatives of suspected “terrorist fighters” back home, the Turkish interior ministry said yesterday, the latest in the country’s renewed push to deport foreign jihadist insurgents.
Two years after the Philippine city of Marawi was overrun by jihadists it remains in ruins, with experts warning that stalled reconstruction efforts are bolstering the appeal of extremist groups in the volatile region.
Islamic State faces final territorial defeat as the US-backed Syrian force battling the jihadists said on Saturday it was closing in on the jihadists’ last bastion near the Iraqi border, capping four years of efforts to roll back the group.
The Syrian government has accused Turkey of failing to meet obligations.
Eighteen people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad region.
Dozens of soldiers are feared dead after a Boko Haram attack northeast Nigeria.
Residents of the battle-scarred Philippine city of Marawi are allowed back.
Boko Haram jihadists have released 101 of the 110 schoolgirls who were abducted.
Turkish ground troops launches operation “Olive Branch” in Afrin northern Syria to push an offensive against Kurdish militia.
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau released a video claiming attacks in Nigeria during the festive season.
Jihadists have killed 45 people around the Iraqi town of Hawija in the nearly three months since the government declared its “liberation”.