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Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen Claims IED Attack On Convoy Of Forces From The U.S., Kenya, And The Somali Government
The official Telegram channel of the Shahada news agency of the Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen organization reported on January 17, 2018, that they “activated two roadside bombs against a military convoy of forces from the U.S., Kenya, and the Somali government in the suburbs of the city of Kismayo in southern Somalia, and there were reports of both human and material damage.”
Turkey Hosts Third Round Of Unofficial Peace Talks Between The Taliban And Afghan Government Officials
Mawlawi Abdul Rauf, an alleged leader of the Afghan Taliban who heads a Taliban delegation for peace talks in Turkey, has claimed that the five-member delegation represents all factions of the Taliban, according to an Afghan television channel. Mawlawi Abdul Rauf was a governor during the Taliban regime that ruled in Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001.
Pro-ISIS Media Group Posts Entire 2017 Archive On ‎Telegram, Internet Archive, Google Drive
On January 8, 2018, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group released its entire archive from 2017 on Telegram. (by memri org.)

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