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Kenyan intelligence warns of terrorism threats

JOHANNESBURG, September 20 – Kenya’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) has warned of terrorism threats facing the East African country from Al Shabaab cells in Somalia, and the Islamic State (IS) that operates in Puntland, Libya, Syria and Iraq, Kenya’s Daily Nation reported on Wednesday. In the report, presented during the induction of MPs Wednesday, NIS […]

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18 Egyptian policemen killed in IS attack

JOHANNESBURG, September 12 – The Islamic State (IS) in the Sinai Peninsula has carried out one of its deadliest attacks on Egyptian security forces this year after the group ambushed a police convoy in the Sinai Peninsula, killing 18 officers and wounding seven others. The militants detonated roadside bombs, which destroyed and set ablaze four […]

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Islamic State executes 500 and dumps bodies into mass grave – Iraqi officials

JOHANNESBURG, March 13 (ANA) – Iraqi officials in Iraq’s north-western Nineveh Governate have accused the Islamic State (IS) of executing more than 500 Iraqis and dumping their bodies in a mass grave west of Mosul, where coalition forces are battling to rid the city of the militants. Iraq’s pro-government Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU) said in […]

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Islamic State forced to communicate on the ‘dark web’

JOHANNESBURG – The United Nations (UN) has warned that the Islamic State (IS) is on the defensive militarily in several regions, including Africa, and resorting to covert communications. The extremists are adapting to military pressure by using “dark web” communications, the top United Nations political affairs official warned on Tuesday. “Although its income and the […]