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Nigeria Claims Local Islamic State Leader Killed

The Nigerian military on Thursday announced that Abu Musab al-Barnawi, leader of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), has been killed. No details of Barawi’s death were provided, and there was no immediate confirmation from ISWAP.

NIGERIA, UNKNOWN : A screen grab made on January 20, 2015 from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau holding up a flag as he delivers a message. Boko Haram has claimed a …

Boko Haram Fuses with ISIS in Dangerous New Alliance

After swearing allegiance to ISIS in March, the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram has now gone a step further, adopting the new name of the “Islamic State’s West Africa Province,” or ISWAP. The title change is more than semantic, and galvanizes the radical Islamist forces in Africa and the Middle East.

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