Al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb

By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 28th, 2013
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  U.S. Department of Justice     Loretta E. Lynch United States Attorney Eastern District of New York                                                                                     271 Cadman Plaza East                                                                                     Brooklyn,...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 2nd, 2013
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DAKAR, Senegal — Chad’s military said Saturday that its soldiers in Mali had killed Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the mastermind of the January seizure of an Algerian gas plant that left at least 37 foreign hostages dead. Mr. Belmokhtar’s death was announced on state television in Chad, but has not been confir...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 19th, 2013
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Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Ansaru has proved to be a formidable threat during its short existence, using dynamite to penetrate heavily-fortified compounds and taking foreigners hostage. Ansaru was formed last January, though it rose to prominence only about six months later through the r...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 3rd, 2013
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In Mali, the French have been the margin between civilization and barbarism. Reading accounts of France’s struggles to deploy a few thousand troops to its former colony of Mali, we found ourselves wondering: Whatever happened to the French Foreign Legion? Next thing we know, the city of Timbukt...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 31st, 2013
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Jeremy Keenan On 12 October 2012, the UN Security Council voted unanimously in favour of a French-drafted resolution asking Mali’s government to draw up plans for a military mission to re-establish control over the northern part of Mali, an area of the Sahara bigger than France. Known as Azawad by lo...
By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Jan 29th, 2013
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By Christina Hellmich Is Al-Qaeda about to bring terrorism to Europe’s backyard in North Africa? The intervention of French military forces in Mali and the apparent reprisals in the form of the hostage crisis at the In Amenas gas processing plant in Algeria have brought the threat of Al-Qaeda in the ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Jan 28th, 2013
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What the Islamist terrorist threat has become is an incoherent pretext to intervene militarily on the part of the west. The only principled position to adopt therefore is the rejection of both, for the self-determination and sovereignty of the peoples. “We, Al Qaeda, announce this sacred operation”. ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Jan 26th, 2013
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Dore Gold long after the French offensive against African jihadists in Mali got underway, a leader of one of the offshoots of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) declared that his organization would “strike at the heart of France.” AQIM attacked French embassies and most recently a gas...
By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Jan 24th, 2013
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President Obama’s inauguration finally trumped, if only temporarily, the bad news coming out of Mali and Algeria. From the front pages of U.S. newspapers, Americans have been getting a crash course in North Africa’s desolate Sahel region and our fight against an alphabet soup of terrorist organizatio...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Jan 22nd, 2013
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By Matthew Schofield McClatchy Newspapers The war rages about cities with names such as Bamako and Timbuktu, in a sparsely populated, mostly flat, dusty and landlocked country in northwest Africa. The combatants include a nomadic Berber people known as Tuareg, the French Foreign Legion and a coalitio...