Al-Qaeda's North Africa wing, AQIM published a video confirming the death of Algerian chief Abdelmalek Droukdel, killed by French special forces earlier this month in northern Mali. The message calls for continued battles against foreign forces in the Sahel region.
Three leaders have been left dominating the jihadist insurgency in the Sahel, following the death of a top al Qaeda commander in the West African state of Mali this week. French forces killed Algerian national Abdelmalek Droukdel, the head of al[...]
Colonel Alain Bayle, erstwhile French military attaché in London, with whom I shared a few confidences, intimated recently that it was whispered within the corridors of power in the Élysée Palace that Europe “faces a 400-year war against militant jihadists” in[...]
Abdelmalek Droukdel, also known by his nom de guerre as Abu Musab Abdel Wadoud, is the emir, or leader, of the Algerian Islamic militant group Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), formerly the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC).
Houka Houka Ag Alhousseini is an active fighter for the designated terrorist organization Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM). He has been responsible for tax collection activities to raise funds for Al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) operations in Mali.
Iyad ag Ghali was leader of Ansar al-Dine (AAD), an organization operating in Mali which cooperates closely with al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). Ghali created AAD in late 2011 because his effort to take over a secular Tuareg organization failed[...]
Hassan Hattab (a.k.a. Abu Hamza) is the founder and first leader of the Algerian Islamist rebel group Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC). Born in Rouiba on 14 January...