Malian masons rebuild Timbuktu tombs destroyed by Islamist occupiers

Jul 20, 2015

Malian masons rebuild Timbuktu tombs destroyed by Islamist occupiers

Malian masons have rebuilt eight mausoleums destroyed by Islamist militants who took over the desert city of Timbuktu in 2012, the United Nations and Malian officials said. Invading Islamist fighters considered a local Sufi veneration for the tombs as idolatrous and hacked them to ...

Jul 9, 2015

Seven Nusra fighters, including commanders, said killed in U.S.-led airstrikes

Seven militants from Syria’s al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front, including commanders, were killed in U.S.-led airstrikes Wednesday in the northwest of the conflict-riven country, a Britain-based monitoring group said. The U.S.-led raids in Syria, which began last September, have mainly focused on the Islamic State group ...

Mogadishu intelligence base foils attack by Shebab trio

Jun 22, 2015

Mogadishu intelligence base foils attack by Shebab trio

Shebab militants launched a major suicide attack on Sunday against a military intelligence base in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, setting off a car bomb before storming inside, security officials said. The interior ministry said the three attackers, one of them a suicide bomber, were all ...