On 28th November, an article on Al-Jazeera said that, after its defeats in Syria and Iraq, the armed group is now trying to build a caliphate in the restive Sahel region.  It says that the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS), the prodigy of ISIL there, is going from strength to strength, bolstering its membership and carrying out attacks.  The article looks at the several reasons for ISIL’s ongoing success in this vast region that runs west to east across the continent from Senegal to Sudan.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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