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US adds Belmokhtar's brigades to terrorist lists

Mokhtar Belmokhtar's al-Mulathameen Brigade is behind terror attacks in Niger, Algeria, and Mali. Its "aliases," the al-Murabitoon Brigade and al Mua'qi'oon Biddam, have also been added to the US's lists of terror groups.


Wuhayshi imparted lessons of AQAP operations in Yemen to AQIM

The al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula emir was providing guidance to al Qaeda's affiliate in North Africa on its operation in northern Mali more than one year ago.


US charges Belmokhtar with murder of Americans in Algerian gas plant attack

Mokhtar-Belmokhtar-Sahara-Media.jpgThe Justice Department charged Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the leader of al Qaeda's al Mua'qi'oon Biddam, or Those Who Sign in Blood Brigade, with eight terrorism-related charges.


US offers rewards for Boko Haram, African al Qaeda leaders

The $7 million reward for Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram's emir, puts him in the top echelon of wanted terrorist leaders. Rewards of $5 million are also offered for Mokhtar Belmokhtar and Yahya Abu Hammam.


Belmokhtar's unit participated in Niger suicide attacks

Mokhtar-Belmokhtar-Sahara-Media.jpgMokhtar Belmokhtar is alive, and announced that his al Mua'qi'oon Biddam, or Those Who Sign in Blood Brigade, carried out the suicide assaults in Niger in conjunction with MUJAO.


MUJAO suicide bombers hit uranium mine, barracks in Niger

The al Qaeda-linked Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa said the suicide attacks were intended to punish Niger for "cooperation with France in the war against Sharia" in Mali.


Follower of Mohammed al Zawahiri dies in attack in Mali

Abu Obeida Sharif Khattab, an Egyptian who appeared in at least two videos with Mohammed al Zawahiri, died in an attack along with three other Egyptians in Mali earlier this month. Mohammed al Zawahiri is the younger brother of al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri.


MUJAO leader says Belmokhtar is alive

Mokhtar-Belmokhtar-Sahara-Media.jpgHamad el Khairy, the head of the MUJAO's sharia committee, said reports of Belmokhtar's death are "merely unfounded lies" and have "no basis of truth."


France confirms death of senior AQIM commander Abou Zeid

President Hollande said that the senior al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb commander was killed "during combat led by the French military in the Ifoghas Mountains in northern Mali at the end of February."


US, UN add Ansar Dine to list of terror groups

Ansar Dine received significant "military support" from al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. In November 2012, Ansar Dine established "an alliance" with AQIM and MUJAO.


Confusion reigns in confirming deaths of senior AQIM leaders in Mali

Photos have surfaced from Chadian soldiers depicting what they claim is the corpse of Mokhtar Belmokhtar. French news services have said the images depict recently reported killed al Qaeda commander Abou Zeid. Jihadist sources deny the images depict either man.


Chadian forces claim raid killed top Algerian jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar

Mokhtar-Belmokhtar-Sahara-Media.jpgChadian military forces operating in Mali claimed to have launched a successful counterterrorism raid against a jihadist base camp that killed top Algerian jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar. The death of Belmokhtar has not yet been confirmed by other sources.


Emir of Ansar Dine added to US, UN's terrorist lists

iyag-ag-ghali.jpgIyad ag Ghali, the leader of Ansar Dine, threw in his lot with al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and the Movement for the Oneness and Jihad in West Africa to take over northern Mali.


US officials denied access to 'Nasr City Cell' suspects

American officials have not been granted access to senior al Qaeda-linked terrorists detained in Egypt. One of them has ties to the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.


Veteran Sudanese jihadist killed in French airstrike in Mali

Abu Hazim al Sudani waged jihad in Afghanistan, the Philippines, Chechnya, and the Sudan before he was finally killed by the French in Mali.


US adds senior AQIM commander to terrorist list

Yahya-Abu-Hammam.jpgYahya Abu Hammam is al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's emir for the Sahel. He fought with GSPC, conducted several deadly attacks in Mauritania, and served as AQIM's emir for Timbuktu.


Al Qaeda in Mali sought to hide foreign designs

Abdelmalek Droukdel, the emir of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, told his fighters in northern Mali to mask their operations and involvement in the global jihad, and "pretend to be a 'domestic' movement" so as not to draw international attention and intervention.


Ansar al Sharia Egypt calls on Muslims to resist France in Mali

Ansar-al-Sharia-Egypt-Eiffel-Tower-attack.jpgAnsar al Sharia Egypt, an al Qaeda-linked group, has called on Muslims to resist France's intervention in Mali. In an entry on its Facebook page, the group posted an image of the Eiffel Tower being attacked and asked, "Is France unaware of who it is fighting?"


Mohammed al Zawahiri threatens West, condemns Mali intervention

Zawahiri-bin-Laden-Banner-French-Embassy-Cairo.jpgThe younger brother of al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri has called for jihad in Mali and threatened France, as well as other countries. He "organized" last week's protest at the French Embassy in Cairo. Al Qaeda banners were on display during the protest.


Belmokhtar claims Algerian raid, slaying of hostages for al Qaeda

Mokhtar-Belmokhtar-Sahara-Media.jpg"We in al Qaeda announce that we carried out the blessed commando operation," Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the emir of the Those who sign with Blood Brigade, said in a video.
 
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