Children’s Book Promotes Iranian Fighters in Syria

The Iranian military is promoting a children’s book that hails pro-Iranian fighters in Syria supporting the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The newly-released book, titled “Angels of Shrine,” is aimed for children as young as 5-years-old and teaches them about “Shrine Defenders,” a term Tehran uses for its fighters stationed in Syria. Tehran says…

Boko Haram claims Nigeria university attack

BAUCHI/MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Islamist militant group Boko Haram has said it was behind Monday’s twin suicide bombing at a university in north eastern Nigeria which killed two people. A video featuring an audio recording purporting to be leader Abubakar Shekau was posted on social media late on Monday. Reuters was unable to verify if…