Al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb

By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Jan 22nd, 2013
0 Comments
50 Views
By Daniel Greenfield France took the lead in pushing for military intervention to overthrow Gaddafi. Now it’s fighting Islamists, many of them from Libya, armed with weapons that France airdropped to them, that Qatar smuggled to them or weapons from Gaddafi’s stockpiles,  and the Libyan government is...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Jan 18th, 2013
0 Comments
194 Views
Expert says France fights to protect Europe’s ‘backyard’ Malian soldiers, helped by French troops, move a broken helicopter out a hangar to make room for more incoming troops at Bamako’s airport. The French military action in Mali serves not only to keep the unstable African n...
By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Jan 16th, 2013
0 Comments
50 Views
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Islamist militants attacked and occupied a natural gas field partly operated by BP in southern Algeria early Wednesday, killing two foreigners and holding possibly dozens of others, including Americans, hostage while surrounded by Algerian forces. A militant group claimed resp...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Jan 15th, 2013
0 Comments
42 Views
By Maha Hosain Aziz For 20 years, Mali has been considered a democratic model in West Africa, praised for its relative economic growth and social stability. But in 2012, much of this progress was squandered by a military coup, dismissal of a president, forced resignation of a prime minister, as well ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Jan 8th, 2013
0 Comments
115 Views
On 21 December the UN Security Council approved sending an African-led intervention force to help Mali’s army reconquer the north of the country from Islamist militants. With ECOWAS and the army warily preparing an offensive, the country is now split. by Philippe Leymarie “What other country has expe...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 26th, 2012
1 Comment
45 Views
On December 25 Moroccan Ministry of Interior issued a communique announcing that Moroccan security services have broken up a six-member cell that recruited young Moroccans embracing with jihadist thought. According to the statement, the new recruits were sent to the camps of al-Qaida in the Islamic M...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 23rd, 2012
0 Comments
44 Views
KANO, Nigeria — The radical Islamist group Ansaru on Sunday claimed the recent kidnapping of a French citizen in northern Nigeria, citing France’s push for military intervention in Mali as a justification. Ansaru “announces to the world, especially the French government, that it was respo...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 22nd, 2012
0 Comments
32 Views
Morocco welcomed the historic decision of the UN Security Council that has unanimously adopted a resolution authorizing the deployment of an international force in Mali to restore the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country. “This is a landmark not only for Mali and the region but ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Dec 20th, 2012
0 Comments
37 Views
The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved sending an African-led intervention force to help Mali’s army reconquer much of the country from Islamist militants. The 15-member council gave the force an initial one year mandate to use “all necessary measures” to help the ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Analysis
Dec 19th, 2012
0 Comments
49 Views
(IRIN) – Over 700,000 people could be displaced if military intervention goes ahead next year in northern Mali, according to preliminary estimates by humanitarian agencies, who stress that the numbers are just approximations. This includes some 300,000 internally displaced Malians (a significan...