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French special forces in Gao, northern Mali
30/10/2014 - France - Mali

10th French soldier killed in Mali in clash with jihadists

A French soldier has been killed and two others wounded in a clash with jihadist insurgents in northern Mali.
The funeral of nine Minusma troops killed in northern Mali earlier this month in Bamako
27/10/2014 - France - Libya - Mali

France to send troops back to north Mali as insurgent activity revives

France is to send troops redeployed to neighbouring countries back to theMali because UN forces have failed to turn up in the troubled north of the country as planned, French Defence Minister ...
24/10/2014

French press review 24 October 2014

Algeria’s surprise refusal to allow French magistrates to take home DNA samples of the seven monks killed in Tibhirine 18 years ago attracts angry reactions from the national dailies.

Smoke rising from fighting between Kurdish fighters and the Islamic State armed group in the Syrian city of Kobane
18/10/2014 - France - Syria - Turkey

Korean-born convert in dock in France’s first Syria jihadist trial

The first trial of a jihadist returned to France from Syria started on Friday.
French President François Hollande
14/10/2014 - France - Turkey - Syria

Hollande urges help for moderate Syrian opposition to fight IS

French president François Hollande on Tuesday called on all countries concerned, including those “beyond the international coalition” to provide Syria’s moderate opposition ...
Demonstrators in Paris wear masks of Frenchman Herve Gourdelin and Scottish aid worker David Haines, both killed by the IS
12/10/2014 - France - Syria - Turkey - Germany - Austria

Thousands march in France, Germany, Austria to support Kobane Kurds

At least 5,000 people demonstrated in Paris on Saturday to call for international help for Kurds fighting the Islamic State (IS) armed group in the Syrian city of Kobane.

An Aqim fighter in northern Mali last year
11/10/2014 - France - Niger - Libya - Mali

France destroys Al-Qaeda convoy carrying arms from Libya to Mali

France says its forces in NIger have destroyed an Al-Qaeda convoy carrying a large amount of weapons from Libya to Mali.

Residents of Hervé Gourdel's village, Saint-Martin-Vésubie, pay tribute to him after his murder
03/10/2014 - France - Algeria- Syria - Iraq

Algeria hunts 15 jihadists for Frenchman’s beheading

Algeria has issued arrest warrants for 15 suspects in the kidnapping and beheading of French tourist Hervé Gourdel on terrorism, kidnapping and murder charges.
Rebel fighters near Nairab military airport in Aleppo, 29 September 2014.
02/10/2014 - Report: Britain - Syria

Britain frees ex-Guantanamo detainee

Moazzam Begg, a former detainee at the US's Guantanamo Bay prison camp who was rearrested by British authorities earlier this year, was freed on Wednesday.
French Muslims pay tribute to Hervé Gourdel after his murder
01/10/2014 - France - Algeria- Syria - Iraq

Algeria identifies some of French hiker’s Islamist murderers

Algerian authorities say they have identified some of the kidnappers of French tourist Hervé Gourdel and have vowed to track them down and identify the rest.
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