Latest "Sahel" stories
US warns that Islamic State extremists still a world threat
The coalition is hoping to stabilize areas liberated from the Islamic State, repatriate and hold foreign fighters accountable and combat extremist messaging.
France, West African leaders discuss fighting extremism
French and West African heads of state began a two-day summit Monday on the fight against Islamic extremists in Africa’s Sahel region.
Special operations forces kick off international exercise in the Sahel, the ‘tinderbox of terrorist activity’
The U.S. and 30 other countries will have an opportunity to hone their intelligence-sharing skills at Flintlock, an annual military exercise that gets underway Feb. 17.
This obscure, costly air base is the new front in the battle against violent extremism
Air Base 201 in Niger is well-positioned to strike extremist groups — including fighters affiliated with al-Qaida and the Islamic State — in countries throughout the Sahel region.
18 years after Sept. 11, the terror threat remains
With their continuing aspirations to attack U.S. interests, countering violent extremist organizations in Africa remains vital to our national security.
By Col. Chris Karns