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Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb claim responsibility for attack

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghrib today claimed responsibility for a coordinated attack in the city of Timbuktu. The group released it's statement of responsibility on the Al-Sharq website.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari

'Al-Qaeda' base found and dismantled in northern Mali

France's Defence Minister has claimed that French forces have located and dismantled a major base belonging to AQIM (Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghrib).
In the Media by Sami Zaatari

U.S. to strengthen focus on al-Qaeda militants in North Africa

On Monday, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that the Obama administration would pursue AQIM (al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) in North Africa, in an effort to ensure that the international terror network has no place to hide.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Head of Algerian attack veteran of jihadist war in Afghanistan

Algiers - Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the mastermind of the attack on the gas plant in Algeria, is a veteran jihadist who fought in Afghanistan back in the early nineteen nineties. He lost sight in one eye in an explosives incident.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Foreign intervention unites Islamic groups in the north of Mali

Bamako - Usually the mainstream press simply describes the rebels in Mali as Al Qaeda or Al Qaeda linked. Yet at least four distinct groups are active in the northern rebellion.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 9 comments

Profile of Iyad Ag Ghali, leader of Mali Islamists

In order to secure their long-held ambition of an independent Azawad in northern Mali, Tuareg rebels have jumped into bed with extreme Islamists. Yet the Tuaregs do not support the rule of sharia law which the Islamists are imposing.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 5 comments

Libyan Islamist Abel Hakim Belhadj to sue Britain

The U.K. law firm of Leigh Day & Co has been instructed to sue the British government by Libyan Islamic extremist Abdel Hakim Belhadj, military commander of Tripoli.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 1 comment

Abdel Hakim Belhadj denies rebels receiving unauthorized weapons

As Libya's new interim government accepts international funds to search for and destroy weapons, it has alleged that Qatar is involved in shipping unauthorized weapons to Tripoli's military commander Abdel Hakim Belhadj.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas

Libya's neighbors warned of missing surface to air missiles early

President Itno of Chad warned of missile surface to air missiles going missing from Libya back in March, as did sources from Mali and Niger. Itno warned that pillaged weapons were falling into the hands of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and the danger.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas
 

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