Posts Tagged ‘al-qaeda’

Last Week in Maghreb and Sahel Security – Caitlin Dearing Scott & David Bloom

Caitlin Dearing Scott, MAC David S. Bloom, MAC June 24, 2015 It has certainly been an interesting week for security in the Maghreb and Sahel, with the region making rare headlines in the US thanks to the alleged killing (or not) of renowned terrorist Mokhtar Belmokhtar, AKA Mr. Marlboro. Initial reports that he was killed in a targeted US airstrike in Libya were confirmed by the Libyan government, but not ...

Security in the Sahara & Sahel: The Growing Threat Posed by Polisario-run Camps near Tindouf

Report in a series on: The Truth About the Polisario     Moroccan American Center for Policy October 2013 Introduction Evidence has become overwhelming that members from the Polisario-run camps near Tindouf, Algeria fought alongside al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and the Movement for United and Jihad (MUJAO) in northern Mali, and continue to engage in drug and arms smuggling in the Sahara/Sahel. Recent reports confirm that  the Polisario-run camps near ...

From Tindouf to Timbuktu: Report Documents Threat in Africa’s Sahara/Sahel from Polisario-Run Camps in Algeria

* Cites expert reports, documented incidents of ties to al-Qaeda-linked groups, traffickers *   MACP — As concern grows about the spread of jihadist violence and insecurity in countries across Africa’s Sahara/Sahel after the international intervention and elections in Mali, a new report provides a detailed chronology of documented incidents and reports on terrorist and trafficking connections to the Polisario-run camps near Tindouf, Algeria. The report confirms that those camps “have ...

Al Qaeda says hostages in North Africa alive, open to talks – Reuters

Reuters, by Bate Felix (Dakar, Senegal, June 22, 2013) – Eight European hostages, including five from France, being held by al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) are safe, the Islamist group said in a statement posted on its Twitter account on Saturday. The statement coincided with rallies across France organized by the families of French hostages who were seized in Niger in September 2010 to mark more than 1,000 ...

N. Africa: Breeding ground for terror,’time bomb’ in Polisario -run camps, region – W. Post

*In a region awash with weapons, human & drug trafficking & political unrest, al-Qaeda’s local affiliates, especially AQIM, are flourishing. Throw into the mix the violent separatist Polisario Front, which seeks independence for W. Sahara while maintaining squalid refugee camps in Algeria, & you have a breeding ground for new generations of terrorists.* Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin (Washington, DC, May 28, 2013) — President Obama and his critics agree ...
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