Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists have overrun a remote military camp in the northeast, leaving 13 soldiers wounded and an unknown number missing, the army said Wednesday.
Monday's attack comes a week after one faction of Boko Haram released 21 of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped from northeastern Chibok town, and as Nigeria's government is negotiating for the release of another 83 of the girls abducted 2? years ago. [...]
It is believed the attack is by a splinter from Boko Haram that calls itself the West Africa Province of the Islamic State. The IS named a new caliph of its only franchise in sub-Saharan Africa in August, provoking a struggle with Boko Haram's longtime leader Abubakar Shekau. A battle of words on social media indicated the dispute is over Shekau's indiscriminate killing of Muslims.
This is an interesting story. A "refugee" resettlement meeting took place Monday night in Arlington Virginia where people were told four times not to record, report, write or blog about this "open" meeting. At the link you will find a complete explanation as well as a recording of the full event.
3. A worthy presentation in the German regional Parliament of Baden-Wuertemberg land, as part of the ongoing debate on the wearing of the burka and other forms of Muslim face cloths that obscure identity. This took place in mid October.
4. Here is a fascinating look at an Islamic State VBIED, or Vehicle Borne, Improvised Explosive device.
Terror maps published by the Ministry of the Interior show favourite island destinations like Majorca, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, as well as tourist-magnet resorts on the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca, have all seen special security operations and several arrests in a crackdown on Islamic jihadists.
The maps shows Spanish security forces took part in 186 anti-terror raids and carried out 186 arrests since 2012.
The number of arrests so far this year stands at 47 from 24 operations.