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Tag: AQIM

AQIM leader mixes populism with jihadism in criticism of France

In a new audio message, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's emir, Abu Musab Abdel Wadoud, tries to capitalize on…

AQIM claims Tuareg youth killed in US airstrike

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has released a statement claiming that the victims of an American airstrike on Nov.…

Al Qaeda branch claims IED attack on Tunisian soldiers

The IED claim is the group's first since July and just the second attack claim of the year for the…

JNIM portrays its fight as part of Al Qaeda’s global jihad

As JNIM rallies its members and supporters against France and Mali, it depicts the fight with the two countries as…

Al Qaeda is very much alive, and widely misunderstood

AL Qaeda's operatives are fighting in more countries around the world today than was the case on 9/11. And its…

US designates al Qaeda’s branch in Mali as terror organization

The State Department announced today that it has designated Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM), al Qaeda's branch in Mali and…

US airstrike kills Islamic State terrorist in northern Libya

This is the first strike since early June, when the United States targeted both the Islamic State and Al Qaeda…

US Counterterrorism strikes: Tempo remains high in Somalia and Yemen, transparency improves

In 2017, LWJ reported unprecedented levels of airstrikes in Somalia and Yemen. Thus far in 2018, the United States has sustained…