Posts Tagged ‘AQIM’

France: Fighting Terrorism Abroad And At Home – Caitlin Dearing Scott

Caitlin Dearing Scott, MAC January 16, 2015 In the aftermath of the tragic attacks in Paris last week, attention has quickly turned to any links that the homegrown French terrorists had with external groups. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has already claimed responsibility for the attacks, unsurprisingly given that investigators think the Kouachi brothers traveled to Yemen – home of AQAP – in 2011. This hasn’t stopped other terrorist groups ...

Sahel Security May Hinge on AQIM-ISIS Loyalties

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is divided over its allegiance to the ISIS “caliphate.” Magharebia reports: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s call for all jihadists to swear allegiance to his so-called caliphate is dividing al-Qaeda’s Maghreb branch. Sahel security may now hinge on whether regional terror groups shift their loyalty from al-Qaeda to the self-declared “Islamic State” (ISIS). Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is split between those who see al-Baghdadi as ...

Mohamed Salah Tamek and the Moroccan Approach to Counterterrorism – David S. Bloom

.  * Morocco has long been recognized as a strong international partner on regional security, but some of its strongest contributions may be overlooked outside of the Maghreb. Its comprehensive strategies to address the root causes of extremism in Morocco and amongst its neighbors can have deep and lasting benefits for regional security.  * . David S. Bloom, MAC May 20, 2014 During his five-year stint as a political prisoner, it ...

Real Indicators of the Future for AQIM, Mali, and the Sahara/Sahel Region – David S. Bloom

. * “AQIM and its offshoots leverage money, guns and prayers to establish their presence in poorly governed areas in the Sahel and Sahara… AQIM flourished in Mali and the greater Sahel because of their sophisticated understanding of ‘the local context.’ To truly defeat AQIM and other jihadists, a better understanding of that local context must be forged to address the root problems that fester and spark instability and violence ...

State Department Annual Country Reports on Terrorism 2013: Evolving Threat of Terrorism in the Maghreb and Sahel – Caitlin Dearing Scott

  . * ”Terrorism in the Maghreb and Sahel remains a significant threat, and the extremists driving it will go on exploiting the open space and gaps in security cooperation that continue to define the region.” *  . Caitlin Dearing Scott, MAC May 2, 2014 The US State Department Bureau of Counterterrorism released its 2013 annual report on terrorism yesterday. Unsurprisingly, it mirrored much of what we have seen in terrorism news ...
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