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News Roundup – 31 May – 6 June 2017

June 7, 2017

EU commits 50 million euros to combat militants in West Africa

France says soldiers killed 20 Islamists in Mali

Instability Widens in Mali and the Sahel Region of Africa

Children strapped with explosives kill nine in north Cameroon

‘Tunisia militants behead shepherd near Algeria border’

East Libyan forces advance in strategic oasis towns

Freed Gadaffi son remains under guard for his protection

‘SLM-TC rejects negotiations with the Sudanese government’

Young South Sudanese artists hope music and art can relieve suffering of war

Al Shabaab claims bomb attack on Somali police station

Madrid to Manchester to London: A chronology of terror in Europe

US arms Syrian Kurdish militia in fight against ‘Islamic State’ (IS)

UN: ISIL kills 163 people in Mosul in one day

US-backed Syrian forces launch offensive to retake Raqqa from Isis

Civilian deaths from US-led strikes on Isis surge under Trump administration

Islamic state reported to claim responsibility for Australia attack

Surge in violence in Afghanistan:

Deadly Bombing in Kabul Is One of the Afghan War’s Worst Strikes

Death Toll in Kabul Bombing Has Hit 150, Afghan President Says

Deadly explosion strikes Afghanistan’s Herat

Many killed in Kabul funeral blasts

Siege of Marawi (Philippines):

Black flags and smoke engulf Mindanao (Philippines)

Philippine forces report gains in besieged city of Marawi

Philippine troops find stash of banknotes as fighters pull back

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