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Here’s why France is on the frontline of the war with Islamic State

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France’s persistent targeting by extremists is linked to its secretive war with IS militants being waged across the Mediterranean in the Maghreb – reports Middle East Eye. Professor Jeremy Keenan, Visiting Professor at QMUL's School of Law, is quoted in the article on the “cooperation agreement on counter-terrorism” between Algeria, Niger, Nigeria and Chad. The agreement, he says, “effectively joined the two oil-rich sides of the Sahara together in a complex of security arrangements whose architecture is American”.