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December 11:

Fusillade à Strasbourg – le tireur activement recherché, la ville quadrillée

At least 2 dead in shooting in Strasbourg, France – The Boston Globe

Gunman kills three people in French Christmas market, flees – Reuters

December 12:

« J’étais face à lui » – Audrey a croisé la route du tireur qui a fait 3 morts à Strasbourg

Cherif Chekatt named as Strasbourg Christmas market shooting suspect after gunman kills three ‘before escaping arrest in hijacked taxi’ – London Evening Standard

Straßburg-Anschlag- Chérif C. war bereits in drei Ländern inhaftiert – SPIEGEL ONLINE

Fusillade de Strasbourg- l’inquiétant profil de Chérif C. – L’Express

Attentat de Strasbourg- ce que l’on sait jusqu’ici

On 8 December, IS executed six of the ten men they abducted from the town of Fuqaha on 28 October after their demands to release their comrades was rejected by the Libyan National Army (LNA).

On 3 December, IS released a eulogy for Abu Abdallah al-Ansar in its “Caravan for Martyrs”. Al-Ansar was a member of ISIS ‘s branch in eastern Libya, Wilayat Barqah.


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On 6 December, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a statement denying any links to those killed in the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) air strikes on 29 November near al-Uwaynat.

On 29 November, AFRICOM, in coordination with the Government of National Accord (GNA), conducted an airstrike killing eleven AQIM members and destroying three vehicles near al-Uwaynat, close to the Algerian border, in southern Libya.


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The title of this release is in reference to Qur’anic verse 8:65. Here it is in full: “Oh Prophet, urge the believers to battle. If there are among you twenty [who are] steadfast, they will overcome two hundred. And if there are among you one hundred [who are] steadfast, they will overcome a thousand of those who have disbelieved because they are a people who do not understand.”

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