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UN Envoy calls for the integration of G5 Sahel Joint Force into UN peacekeeping operations

UN Envoy calls for the integration of G5 Sahel Joint Force into UN peacekeeping operations

The G5 Sahel was created in 2014 with the aim of uniting and co-ordinating actions to fight terrorism in the five countries it brings together, namely Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Mauritania and Chad. Since then, the United Nations has worked with the security alliance to co-ordinate economic and social development programs, as well as a unified response in terms of security and the fight against terrorist and criminal groups operating in the region.
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Russian FSB breaks Islamist cell wanting to establish world caliphate

Russian FSB breaks Islamist cell wanting to establish world caliphate

TASS news agency reported on Friday that "The Federal Security Service in the Kemerovo and Novosibirsk Regions, in co-operation with the Federal Service of the National Guard Troops, has suppressed the activities of a cell of the international terrorist organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami". 
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ISIS claims responsibility for the murder of three female journalists in Afghanistan

ISIS claims responsibility for the murder of three female journalists in Afghanistan

In Jalalabad, three women who worked for Enikas TV aged between 18 and 20 had died, and a fourth was critically injured, after being shot on their way home from work, Afghan officials have said. The three women dubbed dramas from Turkey and India into Afghanistan’s local languages of Dari and Pashtu.
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 Divergent views emerge on future Sahel strategy

Divergent views emerge on future Sahel strategy

Despite the deployment of the G5 force with the backing of France, the Sahel region continues to suffer from regular jihadist attacks. Although France and its allies participated in the G5 summit last week, they appeared to be pursuing diverging courses of action for combating threats from insurgents. 
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Who is friend, who is foe, in Russia's war on terror?

Who is friend, who is foe, in Russia's war on terror?

Last year, 72 terrorism-related crimes were foiled in Russia, 25% more than in 2019, President Putin told the FSB.  Experts stress that extremist activity remains one of major challenges for the post-Soviet states. Bur Russians seem unclear who is friend and who is foe in their war on terror.