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US Designates Ansarul Islam as Terrorist Organization

The U.S. State Department says it is designating the group Ansarul Islam as a global terrorist group because of its history of launching attacks in Burkina Faso near the border with Mali. Ansarul Islam's attacks include a December 2016 attack on members of Burkina Faso's military that killed 12 soldiers, one of the deadliest attacks ever against Burkina Faso troops. The group is also believed responsible for a February 2017 strike on two police stations and the March 2017...

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