Spanish authorities have reportedly arrested a woman in the Canary Islands, on suspicion of recruiting girls to join Islamic State, in Syria.
Algeria (officially: People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria) is an African country located in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast. Its capital and most populous city is Algiers. Algeria has a total area of 2,381,741 square kilometres (919,595 sq mi), 90% of which is desert. Algeria is the tenth-largest country in the world, and the largest in Arab world and Africa (following the partition of Sudan), as well as on the Mediterranean. The country is bordered in the northeast by Tunisia, in the east by Libya, in the west by Morocco, in the southwest by Western Sahara, Mauritania, and Mali, in the southeast by Niger, and in the north by the Mediterranean Sea. The official language of Algeria is Arabic.
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Niger government officials have announced that a total of 33 migrants have died in the Sahara Desert in Niger this year, following the discovery of 18 deceased, dehydrated migrants on route to Algeria.
Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on a security checkpoint in Tunisia, which killed three policemen.
A veteran Islamist militant, described as ‘The Uncatchable’ by French military forces, has reportedly been killed in a US airstrike inside Libya, the Libyan government has said.
At least three Tunisian police officers have been killed, following clashes with Islamist militants near a checkpoint in central Tunisia, state news reported.
At least 18 migrants have been found dead in the Sahara Desert, near the town of Arlit in Niger, showing an often unseen side of the current migrant crisis.
Dozens of unidentified, armed men, suspected of being Islamist fighters, have ambushed a police base in southern Mali.
Northern Tuareg rebels in Mali have claimed to have captured at least 19 soldiers, holding them prisoner, following fighting between the rebels and government troops.
Tunisian security forces have killed at least four militants in clashes, in the Kasserine region, near the country’s border with Algeria.
At least eight soldiers have been killed, and a further 11 are injured, following an ambush by separatist fighters in northern Mali.