Mali – Pourquoi les terroristes activant au Mali préfèrent se rendre à l’armée algérienne

Par R. Mahmoudi – Qu’est-ce qui explique ce mouvement de reddition à répétition de terroristes algériens aux forces de l’ANP à Tamanrasset ? Pour nombre d’observateurs, cette situation est la conséquence directe d’une stratégie politico-sécuritaire qui a donné ses fruits. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Pourquoi les terroristes activant au Mali préfèrent se rendre à l’armée algérienne »

UN highlights illegal Somali charcoal trafficking to Iran

2018/12/11- Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab rebels are profiting from the illegal trafficking of charcoal exports produced in Somalia and transiting through Iran, United Nations experts said in a report recently shared with the UN Security Council. Continuer à lire … « UN highlights illegal Somali charcoal trafficking to Iran »

Specter of jihadism continues to haunt Maghreb

2018/12/11 – The jihadist threat is not new to the Maghreb. However, the fallout of the 2011 Arab uprisings has fundamentally altered the political and security environment of North African countries. While states such as Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia witnessed an increase in deaths from jihadist attacks, others like Algeria and Morocco experienced a reduced impact. Despite differences, the threats are persistent and numerous, including local jihadi cells that range from the already settled to the residual to those burgeoning into external groups that operate in the Sahel, such as the well-established al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). The mutual lack of trust and cooperation in counterterrorism and security among Maghreb countries further complicates countering such threats. Put together, the region’s security could become even more precarious, and the fight against jihadism might be a long one. Continuer à lire … « Specter of jihadism continues to haunt Maghreb »

Libya’s eastern forces apprehend Egyptian Al-Qaeda-affiliate in Derna

2018/08/10 – The self-styled army in eastern Libya led by Khalifa Haftar has arrested an Egyptian former military officer accused of being behind a string of high-profile attacks in Egypt, according to the announcement made by Haftar’s forces spokesperson Ahmed Al-Mismari.

The Egyptian man named Hesham Ashmawi was arrested on Sunday in Libya’s eastern city of Derna – located some 300 kilometres west of the Egyptian border with Libya – Al-Mesmari said on Monday. Continuer à lire … « Libya’s eastern forces apprehend Egyptian Al-Qaeda-affiliate in Derna »

US secretly expanding military role in Tunisia: Report

2018/09/25 – A recent report suggests the United States is quietly expanding its role in Tunisia’s operations against militants near the western borders amid controversy inside the North African state over Washington’s military presence there. Continuer à lire … « US secretly expanding military role in Tunisia: Report »

Burkina – La montée du djihadisme au Burkina Faso: «Ils vivent avec nous et connaissent nos mouvements»

2018/09/12 – Des extrémistes se sont approchés du berger et ont exprimé clairement leurs intentions: ils ne prenaient que le bétail appartenant au maire adjoint de la commune rurale de Deou au Burkina Faso,et ne touchant pas  les autres .

L’extrémisme islamique a pénétré dans cette nation, et son nord est  devenu un sanctuaire pour les terroristes du Mali et du Niger.

Et ils ont un message, a déclaré le maire adjoint Moustapha Sawadogo: “Tous les responsables locaux devraient quitter le Sahel ou faire face à la mort.” Continuer à lire … « Burkina – La montée du djihadisme au Burkina Faso: «Ils vivent avec nous et connaissent nos mouvements» »

Mali – French desert troops take to boats in Mali

2018/08/25 – French desert troops recently took to boats to patrol the Niger River in Mali, the first time that the crafts have been used in the Barkhane counter-terrorism operation in the Sahel, the French armed forces said.

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