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Tag: Burkina Faso

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…

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.

Islamic State recognizes oath of allegiance from jihadists in Mali

The Islamic State has officially recognized a loyalty oath sworn by Abu Walid al Sahrawi,…

Islamic State in the Greater Sahara claims second attack in Burkina Faso

The Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) has claimed its second attack in two…

Islamic State’s Sahara branch claims first attack in Burkina Faso

The claim, if it is confirmed, marks the first Islamic State attack in the Sahel.

Jihadists reportedly capture town in central Mali

Jihadists have reportedly gained control over the town of Boni after the military retreated. Additionally,…

Al Qaeda has launched more than 100 attacks in West Africa in 2016

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and associated groups have unleashed a string of attacks…