Africa Correspondent of The Guardian, author of books on Islamic militancy, 20+ years reporting Mid East, South Asia, all over really. Overfond of commas. Dad.

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RT @PGourevitch: here’s @PerryAlexJ on prosecutor Alessandra Cerreti & the Calabrian Mob women who said TimesUp for their men https://t.co/
thus again demonstrating that logic of IS (+ other like groups) is first control/purify society and then victory will follow, as much as other way round.  https://twitter.com/IbnSiqilli/status/953158086734307329 
'By the grace if Allah we are never coming back'. Boko Haram Video Purports to Show Some Kidnapped Chibok Girls via @NYTimes  https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2018/01/15/world/africa/15reuters-nigeria-security.html 
Out of 43 senior IS commanders only one is still alive: the long hunt for Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Genuine must read by @martinchulov  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/15/long-hunt-for-isis-leader-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other 
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