AQIM

Burkina Faso

20 dead in terrorist attack on Turkish restaurant in the Sahel

Tim Hume
8.14.17
africa

Islamist Militants in West Africa Plan to Attack Ghana and Togo Next, Says Government

Ghana's immigration service released a memo stating that Ghana and Togo will be the next targets for Islamist fighters, following high-profile attacks this year in Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast.
Reuters and VICE News
4.15.16
africa

Al Qaeda Says It Carried Out Ivory Coast Beach Attack as Revenge Against France

The militants said Sunday's raid in Grand Bassam, which killed 18 people, was meant as a warning for countries who have allied with France and its military operations in West Africa.
VICE News and Reuters
3.16.16
africa

Bloody Attacks on Ivory Coast Hotels Raise Profile of African al Qaeda Branch

This is the third time in recent months that the North African-based group al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility for an attack on soft targets in West Africa.
Kayla Ruble
3.14.16
africa

Mauritania Is After an Escaped Al Qaeda Militant Who Tried to Kill the President

A statement released on public television late on Saturday urged residents to provide information on Cheikh Ould Saleck, a militant with Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb who has been on death row since 2011.
VICE News and Reuters
1.4.16
africa

Three Dead After Rocket Attack on UN Peacekeeping Base in Northern Mali

A total of 20 people were wounded after unknown attackers fired rockets at a UN peacekeeping base in Kidal in northern Mali.
Reuters and VICE News
11.28.15
africa

Here's Everything We Know So Far About the Deadly Hotel Siege in Mali

The death toll, number of attackers, and group responsible remain unconfirmed, but chilling details about the rampage and the story of a heroic effort to rescue hostages have emerged.
Pierre Longeray
11.23.15
africa

Police in Mali Nab 20 Suspected Islamist Militants on Bus Bound for Capital

Mali’s capital Bamako used to be considered safe, but a recent wave of attacks has led to a redoubling of counter-terrorism efforts in the country's south.
Pierre Longeray
7.15.15
africa

‘Uncatchable’ Jihadi Leader Reported Killed in Libya

Mokhtar Belmokhtar evaded authorities for so long that the French intelligence service dubbed him 'The Uncatchable'. He's been reported dead several times before but later reappeared.
Scott Mitchell
6.15.15
africa

Armed Gunmen Attack Police Base and Kill Chief in Southern Mali

The attack lasted three hours, and the insurgents left the town after torching two army vehicles and hoisting their black flag over the camp.
Pierre Longeray
6.11.15
africa

Gunman Opens Fire at Tunisian Military Barracks Near Parliament

Tunisian officials say the attacker, who shot dead six people before killing himself, was a soldier with "behavioral issues" who was forbidden from carrying a weapon.
Pierre Longeray
5.25.15
africa

French Army Kills Malian Terrorist Commander Linked to Murders of French Hostages

Abdelkrim al-Targui, a high-ranking member of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, was held responsible for the kidnapping and killing of several French hostages.
Pierre Longeray
5.21.15
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