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How destroying excess weapons in Niger weakens terrorists in the Sahel and Sahara


 

SUMMARY: Niger, a landlocked country in Western Africa about twice the size of Texas, bridges the Sahara and the Sahel, linking Northern Africa to coastal West African countries. This location has made Niger a trade hub for thousands of years. Today, traffickers exploit these ancient routes and porous regional borders to transport weapons and ammunition to multiple terrorist organizations operating in Northern and Western Africa.


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Published: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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