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Tag: Ansar Dine

State Department designates Burkinabe jihadist group Ansaroul Islam

The State Department has designated Ansaroul Islam, a Burkinabe jihadist group affiliated with al Qaeda's…

Al Qaeda maintains operational tempo in West Africa in 2017

At least 276 attacks in Mali and its neighboring countries were linked al Qaeda in…

New JNIM video details deadly raid in southern Mali

The raid, which occurred last year, was a joint operation that included several al Qaeda…

Analysis: Merger of al Qaeda groups threatens security in West Africa

Earlier this month, four al Qaeda groups in West Africa merged to form the "Group…

Analysis: Al Qaeda groups reorganize in West Africa

On Mar. 2, a new al Qaeda joint venture in West Africa was announced. The…

Al Qaeda linked to more than 250 West African attacks in 2016

With at least 257 al Qaeda-linked attacks in Mali and its neighboring countries, this represents…

Jihadists launch coordinated assault in Burkina Faso

The coordinated assault blamed on jihadists has left nearly a dozen Burkinabe soldiers dead.

Suspected jihadists launch jailbreak in southern Mali

No one has claimed the assault, but Ansar Dine was behind a jailbreak last month.