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Tag: Ansar Dine

Burkina Faso wanted list details Ansaroul Islam network

Burkina Faso's wanted list gives more information into the inner-workings and operations of Ansaroul Islam, a relatively under-researched and little…

JNIM confirms deaths of co-founder, senior leaders in French raids

The death of Hasan al Ansari and five other senior leaders of JNIM was used as justification for JNIM's terrorist…

State Department designates Burkinabe jihadist group Ansaroul Islam

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

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 2017. This includes a significant…

New JNIM video details deadly raid in southern Mali

The raid, which occurred last year, was a joint operation that included several al Qaeda groups in Mali. The video…

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 for the Support of Islam…

Analysis: Al Qaeda groups reorganize in West Africa

On Mar. 2, a new al Qaeda joint venture in West Africa was announced. The "Group for the Support of…

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 a significant uptick in the…