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Tag: Katibat Macina

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…

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…

Suspected jihadists launch jailbreak in southern Mali

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

Ansar Dine shows spoils taken in central Mali

The video shows the aftermath of an ambush on Malian troops in central Mali last month. The jihadist group's two…

Ansar Dine shows captured Malian army soldiers

Despite not previously reporting taking hostages during last month's attack in Nampala, Ansar Dine is now claiming to have captured…

Malian military base targeted in southern Mali

The assault is one of the largest on a Malian military base in recent years, and has left twice as…

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 in Mali and elsewhere in…

Ansar Dine’s branch in southern Mali releases first video

The first video promises to be the first of many of Ansar Dine's southern branch. Ansar Dine's Katibat Macina, which…