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TERRORISME: Jihadistische activiteit in Afrika infographic
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Strijd tegen jihadisten verplaatst naar Afrika

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March 5, 2019 -- Terwijl de Verenigde Staten en hun partners operaties tegen Islamitische Staat in Syrië en Irak terugschroeven en zich uit Afghanistan willen terugtrekken, wordt de focus van jihadistische activiteit verschoven naar Afrika.

With less need for counterterrorism resources in the Middle East or Afghanistan, Africa’s militant movements are likely to come more onto the radar of external powers, as well as become a magnet for foreign fighters, according to U.S. security thinktank Stratfor.

The United States has been particularly active in the Horn of Africa, using its base in Djibouti to support operations against al-Shabaab and IS militants in Somalia.

In West Africa, the U.S. military’s Africa Command (AFRICOM) has continued to develop regional logistical capabilities that indicate a longer-term commitment to supporting counterterrorism operations there.

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