Libya/AFRICOM – Tuareg tribesmen denounce AFRICOM airstrike in southwestern Libya, confirm victims were civilians

2018/04/12 – Members of the Tuareg community gathered in Ubari town in southwestern Libya to condemn in the strongest terms the airstrike conducted by US Africa Command (AFRICOM) near Awaynat town last Thursday, which killed 11 people; AFRICOM claimed they were al-Qaeda militants. Continuer à lire … « Libya/AFRICOM – Tuareg tribesmen denounce AFRICOM airstrike in southwestern Libya, confirm victims were civilians »

Sudan/Libya – Khartoum meeting discusses Libya’s border security

2018/02/12 – Since 2012, Libya’s six neighbouring counties have met with increasing regularity to assess the situation there. Ministers from the six met in Niamey last April and are to meet there in December for a scheduled update on the subject.However, a November 29 regional meeting in Khartoum had a more specific aim. Foreign ministers from Libya, Sudan and Egypt and UN Special Envoy Ghassan Salame, as well as junior foreign ministers of Tunisia and Algeria, attended the meeting. Also present were representatives from Chad, the Arab League, the European Union and the African Union. Continuer à lire … « Sudan/Libya – Khartoum meeting discusses Libya’s border security »

Jihadist leader ‘very probably’ killed by French forces in Mali

2018/15/11- French forces operating in Mali killed seven suspected jihadists after a recent nighttime raid, possibly including a top leader in an alliance of insurgents linked to Al-Qaeda, the French army said Thursday.

Al-Mansour Ag Alkassim, the chief of a wing of the Group to Support Islam and Muslims (GSIM), was « very probably » among those killed in the operation the night of Sunday to Monday, army spokesman Patrik Steiger told AFP. Continuer à lire … « Jihadist leader ‘very probably’ killed by French forces in Mali »

Mali : l’état de santé de Sophie Pétronin se dégrade selon ses ravisseurs

2018/12/11 – L’état de santé de l’humanitaire franco-suisse Sophie Pétronin, s’est dégradé selon un communiqué diffusé par le groupe djihadiste qui la retient en otage, Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen, affilié à Al-Qaïda. Agée de 75 ans, elle est retenue depuis deux ans au Mali. Continuer à lire … « Mali : l’état de santé de Sophie Pétronin se dégrade selon ses ravisseurs »

Mali – Navy Completes Inquiry Into Strangling Death of Army Green Beret in Mali

2018/07/11 – Navy criminal authorities have completed their investigation into the strangling of an Army Green Beret in June 2017 in Mali, and sent their report to an American admiral who will decide what charges, if any, will be brought in the case, officials said on Tuesday. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Navy Completes Inquiry Into Strangling Death of Army Green Beret in Mali »

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 »