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Tag: AQIM

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…

Al Qaeda wing ambushes police officers in northern Tunisia

Yesterday's ambush was the highest death toll in a terrorist attack in the country since the Islamic State's foray into…

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…

Tunisian al Qaeda wing claims IED ambush

Yesterday's claim was just the second released by the group this year. However, al Qaeda Tunisian branch has continued to…