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Here’s why France is on the frontline of the war with Islamic State

21 July 2016

France’s persistent targeting by extremists is linked to its secretive war with IS militants being waged across the Mediterranean in the Maghreb – reports Middle East Eye. Professor Jeremy Keenan, Visiting Professor at QMUL's School of Law, is quoted in the article on the “cooperation agreement on counter-terrorism” between Algeria, Niger, Nigeria and Chad. The agreement, he says, “effectively joined the two oil-rich sides of the Sahara together in a complex of security arrangements whose architecture is American”.

 

 

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