10/07/2020 – It is remarkable that the Iraqi government doesn’t not take place in the Libyan conflict scene, the most critical and dangerous political-military conflict in the Middle East; despite Iraq’s important political weight in the region. Continuer à lire … « « Information for the Iraqi Intelligence Service », increases Baghdad’s uncertainty in the Libyan conflict »
07/06/2020 – Al Shabaab, as an insurgent terrorist outfit, has primarily been operating from Somalia in the Horn of Africa. The merger of Al Shabaab with Al Qaeda, a multinational terrorist organisation, in 2012 has enhanced its strength. After completing twenty years of its existence in April 2020, it is showing no signs of waning. Al Shabaab’s endeavours to consolidate its hold over the parts of southern and central Somalia and extract taxes from people is weakening the hold of Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), established in 2012. Continuer à lire … « Al Shabaab’s insurgency and the Somalian imbroglio in the Horn of Africa (By: Rajen Harshé) »
06/07/2020 – The Western Sahel region of the African continent has become an infighting battleground for jihadist groups competing for hegemony over the region. In May, Islamic State (IS) in its newspaper Al-naba revealed its clashes with Al-Qaeda affiliates. IS has blamed Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM), an Al-Qaeda affiliate, for initiating the fierce fighting and mobilization of forces in order to wrest areas from Islamic State’s control. Continuer à lire … « Islamic State and Al-Qaeda Clash in the Sahel (By Prashant Kandpal) »
16/04/2020 – On March 8, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in the Sahel region — Jama‘at Nusrat al-Islam wa-l-Muslimin (“The Group for Supporting Islam and Muslims” or JNIM) — released a communiqué accepting an offer by the Malian government to negotiate a peace. The jihadists set only one precondition for entering into negotiations: “Ending the racist, arrogant, French Crusader occupation.” Continuer à lire … « France Should Give Mali Space to Negotiate with Jihadists »
12/04/2020 – Chad’s government said on Sunday that its army would continue to participate in regional taskforces targeting jihadist groups, as well as the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali, following President Idriss Deby’s suggestion it might withdraw its troops. Continuer à lire … « Chad’s army says it will continue joint operations against jihadists »
20/01/2020 – Al-Qaeda’s senior management, or general command, has released a two-page statement praising the jihadists in Mali and Somalia. Al-Qaeda has strong branches in both East and West Africa, and the international organization’s leaders signal their approval for the jihadists’ ongoing wars in the new missive.
“Salutations for the Defenders of Islam in Mali” was released online on Jan. 18, with al-Qaeda’s propagandists making both Arabic and English versions available on various websites and social media channels. Continuer à lire … « Al-Qaeda’s senior leadership praises jihadists in Mali and Somalia »
10/01/2020 – Les armées burkinabè et ivoirienne vont amplifier leur collaboration afin de renforcer la lutte contre le terrorisme, a promis jeudi le chef d’état-major général de l’armée ivoirienne, le général Lassina Doumbia, à l’issue d’une rencontre à Ouagadougou avec son homologue burkinabè, le général Moïse Miningou. »La lutte contre le terrorisme ne peut se faire seul. Il faut forcement une réponse collective, surtout que la Côte d’Ivoire et le Burkina Faso ont une frontière d’environ 500km à partager. Donc il était important pour nous d’établir des procédures simplifiées de coopération et de collaboration entre nos forces », a-t-il dit. Continuer à lire … « Les armées burkinabè et ivoirienne entendent renforcer leur collaboration dans la lutte contre le terrorisme »
06/01/2020- Three United States Department of Defense personnel were killed as al-Shabab extremist group overran a key military base used by U.S. counter-terrorism forces in Kenya before dawn Sunday.According to the military, the attack on the Manda Bay Airfield which also destroyed several U.S. aircraft and vehicles before it was repelled, was the al-Qaida-linked group’s first attack against U.S. forces in the East African country. Continuer à lire … « 3 Americans Killed as Extremists Overran a Military Base in Kenya »
05/01/2020 – Al-Shabaab said in a statement that an “elite group of soldiers” dubbed the Martyrdom Brigade launched a raid on the base in Manda Bay in Lamu Kenya, some 500 kilometres from Nairobi and close to the Somali border. Continuer à lire … « Al-Shabaab attacks military base used by U.S. forces in Kenya »
20/12/2019 – France is fighting terrorists in the African Sahel region where Islamist violence has been on the rise this year. France has already lost 38 service members in Mali, the country hit most by violence, since 2013 – and a third of those soldiers died in a helicopter accident during an anti-terror raid last month.
Continuer à lire … « France is Arming its Drones to Target Islamist Terrorists in Sahel »