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[...]
Mohamed Ben Ahmed Mahri has funded terrorist armed groups through his drug trafficking, notably Al-Murabitun, which merged with other terrorist groups to form JNIM, with control over routes that cross northern Mali from Mauritania, Burkina Faso, and Niger.
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.
More than 30 “terrorists” were killed during a recent series of operations conducted by the France-led Operation Barkhane force in Mali, the French Armed Forces Ministry said.
The security situation in Africa's Sahel is deteriorating, with terrorism threatening both soldiers and civilians, according to Germany’s Defense Ministry. The UN's peacekeeping mission has thus far proven ineffective. Germany's opposition, business-friendly Free Democratic Party (FDP) recently submitted a formal inquiry[...]
Amadou Kouffa is a senior member in Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM), an al-Qa’ida affiliate active in the Sahel region of Africa. JNIM was formed in March 2017 and is led by the designated Iyad ag Ghali.
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[...]