Daesh and related groups are increasingly recruiting and targeting children in the region around Niger's borders with Mali and Burkina Faso.
Saadi Gaddafi was imprisoned in Tripoli since his extradition from Niger in 2014. He immediately departed on a plane to Turkey's city of Istanbul following his release, an official source said.
The attack carried out by hundreds of Boko Haram fighters in the village of Baroua in southeast Niger wounded nine others, Nigeria's Defence Ministry says.
Suspected militants linked to Daesh terror group kill 17 people and wound five others in the village of Theim of western Tillaberi region, officials say.
The attack took place in the militancy-hit border region of Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali.
At least 37 people have been killed, including 13 children, after armed men stormed the village of Darey-Daye in Tillaberi region on Monday afternoon.
Attack by "unidentified armed individuals" targeted "people working in a field" in the Banibangou region, close to the Mali border, says Interior Ministry.
The soldiers were first ambushed then, as they tried to evacuate their wounded, were hit by an improvised explosive device in the country's southwest, according to defence ministry.
At least 35 people were killed and 26,500 others were left homeless after heavy floods caused by torrential rains wreaked havoc in the Sahel country.
Despite several reports and local accounts, France rejects that its military operation caused civilian killings in Mali and the Sahel region.
Deadly attacks are common in the Sahel countries, as is banditry. And in the vast areas outside of state control, the militants often levy taxes in the form of livestock.
There are concerns, however, that an ill-coordinated drawdown and ad-hoc coalition with fewer soldiers won’t be able to bring security and will significantly affect the various international development projects in the Sahel.
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