France says its forces killed Yahia Djouadi, a senior veteran of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, inside northern Mali. The raid comes after France and its European allies are set to withdraw from Mali.
The claim has not been confirmed elsewhere, nor has JNIM commented on the event, but the French military has claimed a recent operation killed JNIM co-founder Yahya Abu al Hammam.
An offshoot of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, dubbed the Sahara Emirate, has released a propaganda video. The leader is a former member of AQIM, and the group is made up mostly of young Mauritanians. The group claims to operate in Mauritania, Mali, Algeria, and Morocco, and is suspected of being behind the kidnapping […]