US warns of growing African terror threat
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ISIS and al Qaeda represent major threats and are growing in strength in West Africa according to the commander of US special operations in Africa, Maj. Gen. Marcus Hicks.

"The al Qaeda and ISIS inspired threats in Lake Chad Basin and here in the Sahel are very real and continue to grow in strength," Hicks told CNN, referring to two regions in western Africa.

Hicks was speaking via phone from Niger where he was attending Flintlock 18, a major military exercise involving 1,900 elite special...

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