Results tagged “Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb”
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An Italian woman who was kidnapped by al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in southern Algeria in February 2011 has been freed. No details have been released on the ransom paid by the Italian government.
Ansar al Din is said to be planning to name al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb leader Yahya About al Hammam as the emir of Timbuktu. Hammam was recently spotted in Timbuktu with two other top AQIM leaders.
Three senior Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb leaders have been spotted in northern Mali after Tuareg rebels seized control of the area. Abu Zeid, Mukhtar Belmukhtar, and Yahya Abu al Hammam reportedly met with Tuareg leader Iyad Ag Ghaly in Timbuktu.
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has reportedly moved a base in Timiaouine in northern Mali to a mountainous area in Algeria. AQIM has relocated due to fighting between Touregs and the Malian government.