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The commander who ordered the murders of RFI journalists Claude Verlon and Ghislaine Dupont has been killed by French special forces in Mali
21/05/2015 - Mali - France

Two jihadist chiefs killed in French raid in Mali

French special forces have killed two jihadist leaders in Mali, including the commander who claimed the execution of two Radio France Internationale journalists in the remote northern town of Kidal ...
Gilles Le Guen in the Aqmi video, October 2012.
15/05/2015 - France - Mali

French jihadist jailed for eight years

Jihadist Gilles Le Guen, arrested in April 2013 by French special forces in Timbuktu, Mali, was jailed for eight years by a Paris court on Friday.
Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi claims responsiblity for the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January 2015
08/05/2015 - FRANCE - YEMEN

Al Qaida chief who claimed Charlie Hebdo attack killed in Yemen

The Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (Aqap) leader who claimed responsibility for January's Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris has been killed by a US drone, the armed Islamist group announced on ...
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and Archbishop of Paris Cardinal André Vingt-Trois speak to the press after the discovery of a terrorist plot to attack a church in France
25/04/2015 - France

Terror charges brought against suspect in plot to attack church

The Algerian scholarship student accused of planning to attack at least one church in France was charged Friday night with terror-related murder and criminal conspiracy after five days of police ...
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Minister of Interior Bernard Cazeneuve and President Hollande at the Elysee palace after French police detained a man they suspect of planning an imminent armed attack on churches, 22 April 2015
23/04/2015 - France

French police search for possible accomplices in foiled attack on church

French police are searching for possible accomplices in an alleged plot to attack at least one Catholic church, while Prime Minister Manuel Valls says it is the country's fifth thwarted attack since ...
The Lebanese army going to fight Al-Nusra last year
20/04/2015 - FRANCE - Lebanon - Syria - Saudi Arabia

First delivery of Saudi-funded French arms arrives in Lebanon

Lebanon on Monday took delivery of the first French weapons in a 2.8-billion-euro Saudi-funded programme to beef up its army, faced with incursions from armed Islamist groups fighting in ...
The French Ministry of Defence released a photo of the hostage being rescued in Mali on 6 April
06/04/2015 - Mali - France - Netherlands

French forces rescue Dutch hostage in the north of Mali

French special forces have rescued a Dutch train driver taken hostage nearly four years ago in Mali by Al-Qaeda’s north African arm in an operation that killed several jihadists.

Shiite fighters launch a rocket during clashes with Islamic State militants on the outskirts of al-Alam March 8, 2015.
02/04/2015 - Syria - Iraq

Foreign fighters joining armed Islamists surges to all-time high, report

The number of foreign fighters joining armed groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaeda has reached a new high of 25,000 people, hailing from 100 different countries, according to a new UN ...
23/03/2015

French press review 23 March 2015

Le Monde was worried that the voters might not show up for Sunday's first round in the departmental elections.
Fabien Guyomard, Bamako, December 2014.
10/03/2015 - France - Mali

Body of French Mali attack victim repatriated

The body of Frenchman Fabien Guyomard, who was killed in Friday night's attack on a restaurant in Mali, was brought back to France on Tuesday morning.

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