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Jenna McGuire, newsroom staff
Smoldering ashes are seen on the ground in Badu near Maiduguri on July 28, 2019, after the latest attack this weekend by Boko Haram fighters on a funeral in northeast Nigeria has left 65 people dead. (Photo: AUDU MARTE/AFP/Getty Images)
"Attempting to eradicate terrorism by force may be exacerbating the problem, provoking a terrorist backlash and serving as a recruiting tool for extremist groups."
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
President Donald Trump relaxes rules of military engagement in Somalia at a time of extreme drought and famine in the region. Reporters warn that with more groups of people moving around in search of food and water, this could increase "the risk of mistaking civilians as Islamist fighters." (Photo: Expert Infantry/cc/flickr)
President Trump declares another region an 'area of active hostilities,' paving...