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AQIM Claims Killing Two Algerian Soldiers, One of whom an “Explosives Expert,” in Explosive Attack

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed killing two Algerian soldiers, one of whom an “explosives expert officer,” in an explosive attack near the Algerian city of Batna.

The statement was issued by AQIM's "Muslim Africa" publishing division on August 1, 2017. It stated that fighters from the group’s “al-Malahem Brigade” detonated an explosive device “on a group of forces from the Algerian army” in the al-Shal’ala' area, located in the outskirts of the city. The attack “led to killing two soldiers at the scene, one of them an explosives expert officer.”

Tuesday, 01 August 2017
AQIM Official Speaks on Importance of Determination, Calls Muslims to Fight

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released an audio speech Abu Obeida Yusuf al-’Annabi, the head of its “Council of Dignitaries,” speaking on the importance of determination and rallying Muslims to take action against all that harms their brethren and fight.

Monday, 31 July 2017
AQAP and AQIM Incite Palestinian Muslims to Attack Jews in Response to al-Aqsa Mosque Closure

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) incited Palestinian Muslims in a joint statement to attack Jews in response to Israel closing al-Aqsa Mosque.

Sunday, 16 July 2017
AQIM Fighters in Sahara Dedicate Rallying Chant to Tunisian Branch

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a video of its fighters in the Sahara performing chants dedicated to the group’s Tunisian branch, the Uqba bin Nafi Battalion.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017
AQIM Claims Bombing Algerian Army Vehicle in Khenchela

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed bombing an Algerian army vehicle in Khenchela province in northeastern Algeria.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Al-Qaeda’s Mali Affiliate Claims Credit for Kangaba Tourist Resort Attack

Al-Qaeda’s (AQ) affiliate in Mali, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), claimed credit for the attack at the Kangaba tourist resort near the capital, Bamako, and declared that it bears a message to the “Crusaders” that they will never be safe in the country.

Monday, 19 June 2017
Mauritanian News Agency Reports AQ Branch’s Responsibility for Kangaba Tourist Resort Attack

The Mauritanian Nouakchott News Agency, which has carried exclusives from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and its subsidiary, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), in the past, reported that a brigade belonging to the latter is responsible for the attack at the Kangaba tourist resort near the Malian capital, Bamako.

Monday, 19 June 2017
AQIM Claims Killing and Wounding Six Algerian Soldiers in IED Blast in Tébessa

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed killing and wounding at least six Algerian soldiers in Tébessa province.

Tuesday, 06 June 2017
AQIM Official Condemns Arab Leaders Welcoming Trump, Derides U.S. President as Scandal-Ridden “Fool”

An official in al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) condemned Arab leaders warmly welcoming Donald Trump during his Middle East tour and derided the American President as a scandal-ridden “fool”.

Thursday, 01 June 2017
AQIM Urges Fighters to Escalate Attacks During Ramadan, Muslims to Free Prisoners

In a message congratulating Muslims for the coming of the month of Ramadan, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) urged them to free their imprisoned brethren through all means accorded by Shariah, and incited fighters to escalate their attacks.

Saturday, 27 May 2017
AQIM Official Remarks on French President’s Speech in Mali, Reiterates Call to Lone Wolves to Mobilize in France

An official in al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) published an article in a digital newspaper linked to the group’s counterpart in Yemen, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), remarking on the speech given by French President Emmanuel Macron in Gao, Mali, and reiterating a call to lone wolves to mobilize in France.

Saturday, 27 May 2017
AQIM Reports Three Special Forces Soldiers Killed in Aïn Defla, Algeria

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) reported three special forces soldiers killed in Aïn Defla province, Algeria.

Monday, 08 May 2017
AQIM Claims Bombing Vehicle Carrying Algerian Military Officers in Tébessa

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed bombing a vehicle carrying Algerian military officers in the country’s Tébessa province.

Tuesday, 02 May 2017
AQIM Official Vilifies France in AQAP-Affiliated Newspaper, Incites for Lone-Wolf Attacks

Al-Masra, a digital newspaper linked to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), published an article from an al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) official vilifying France for its military and political roles in Mali, and inciting for lone-wolf attacks.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017
AQIM’s Uqba bin Nafi Battalion Claims Bombing on Tunisian Soldiers on Mount Ouargha

The Uqba bin Nafi Battalion, the Tunisian branch of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), claimed wounding Tunisian soldiers in an explosion on Mount Ouargha.

Saturday, 08 April 2017
AQAP-Affiliated Newspaper Interviews Leader of Newly-Formed AQIM Branch in Mali

Al-Masra, a digital newspaper linked to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), interview the leader of the newly-formed brach of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in Mali regarding its establishment, its connection to AQ, and its plans for attacks on regional states.

Thursday, 06 April 2017
AQIM’s Uqba bin Nafi Battalion Claims Landmine Explosion on Tunisian Soldiers in Chambi Mountains

The Uqba bin Nafi Battalion, the Tunisian division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), claimed a landmine explosion on Tunisian soldiers in the Chambi mountains.

Sunday, 26 March 2017
AQIM Leader Congratulates Mali-Based Subsidiary Factions for Merger

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released an audio speech from its leader, Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, congratulating its Mali-based subsidiaries and others for merging into one group, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen.

Friday, 17 March 2017
Ansar Dine and AQIM’s Sahara and Murabitoon Branches Announce Merger

Three jihadi factions in Mali, Ansar Dine and the Sahara and Murabitoon branches of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), announced their merger and their pledge of allegiance to al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Thursday, 02 March 2017
AQAP and AQIM Eulogize Zawahiri Deputy Abu al-Khayr al-Masri

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) issued a joint statement eulogizing al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri’s deputy in Syria, Ahmed Hassan Abu al-Khayr al-Masri.

Thursday, 02 March 2017
AQAP and AQIM Eulogize the Blind Sheikh, Call Fighters to Avenge His Death in American Prison

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) issued a joint statement regarding the death of the “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdul Rahman in an American prison, eulogizing him and urging fighters to take revenge.

Sunday, 19 February 2017
AQIM Memorializes Slain Commander Abu al-Noor al-Andalusi in Video

The Sahara division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a video memorializing Abu al-Noor al-Andalusi, a commander from the Spanish enclave of Melilla who was killed in a raid by French commandos in Mali in March 2016.

Friday, 17 February 2017
AQIM Previews Forthcoming Video Eulogy for Slain Commander

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) previewed a forthcoming video eulogy for Abu al-Noor al-Andalusi, a commander from the Spanish enclave of Melilla who was killed in a raid by French commandos in Mali in March 2016.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017
AQIM Claims Destroying Malian Army Vehicle Between Timbuktu and Goundam

The Sahara division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed destroying a Malian army vehicle between Timbuktu and Goundam.

Thursday, 09 February 2017
AQIM Releases Third Pictorial Video on Fighters in Northern Mali

The Sahara branch of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released the third episode in its pictorial video series on fighters in northern Mali.

Sunday, 05 February 2017
AQIM Fighter Calls on Muslims to Express Support for Libyans in Ganfouda

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) published a message from a fighter in the Algerian mountains calling on Muslims to express support for afflicted civilians in the Ganfouda area of Benghazi.

Monday, 30 January 2017
AQIM Eulogizes Former Official Killed Algeria’s Jijel Province

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) eulogized a former official who was killed in Algeria’s Jijel province on January 20, 2017.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Shariah Official in AQIM’s Sahara Division Threatens Attacks in Wake of Gao Operation

In the wake of the suicide bombing claimed by al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) on Malian army and Azawadi militia barracks in Gao, the group’s Sahara division released an audio speech from a Shariah official threatening additional operations.

Friday, 20 January 2017
Ansaroul Islam Claims Attacking Burkinabe Soldiers in Nassoumbou, Targeting "Hypocrite Collaborators" in Djibo and Sibé

A jihadi group calling itself "Ansaroul Islam" (Ansar al-Islam) claimed the December 16, 2016, attack on a Burkinabe military position in Nassoumbou, and attacking two "hypocrite collaborators" in Djibo and Sibé, all of which are located in northern Burkina Faso.

Friday, 20 January 2017
In Interview, AQIM Judge Draws Lessons from Failure of GIA to Caution Jihadi Groups

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) published an interview with Abu Hayyan ‘Assim, a member of its Shariah Committee and a group judge, focusing on the religious deviation and extremism of the Armed Islamic Group (GIA) in Algeria that ultimately led to its defeat, and applying its lessons to jihadi groups elsewhere and in Syria in particular.

Thursday, 19 January 2017
AQIM Claims Killing Nearly 80 Malian Soldiers. Militiamen in Suicide Bombing in Gao

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claiming killing nearly 80 Malian soldiers and militiamen in a suicide bombing on their barracks executed by a fighter from its al-Murabitoon Battalion.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Zawahiri Eulogizes Slain AQIM and NF Officials, Continues to Attack IS

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri gave a eulogy for two slain officials from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and the Nusra Front (NF), and continued to attack the Islamic State (IS).

Monday, 16 January 2017
AQIM Claims Rocket Attack on Timbuktu Airport on Eve of 27th Africa-France Summit in Bamako

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed a rocket attack targeting French forces in Timbuktu Airport on the eve of the 27th Africa-France Summit in the Malian capital, Bamako.

Friday, 13 January 2017
AQIM’s al-Murabitoon Battalion Claims Raid on Malian Army Checkpoint in Ansongo

The al-Murabitoon Battalion of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed killing and wounding at least five Malian soldiers in a raid on their checkpoint in Ansongo.

Thursday, 12 January 2017
AQIM Releases Third Proof-of-Life Video of Swiss Hostage Beatrice Stockly

The Sahara division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a third proof-of-life video of Swiss hostage Beatrice Stockly, wherein she greets her family and thanks the Swiss government for their efforts.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017
AQIM's Uqba bin Nafi Battalion Claims Mine Blast on Tunisia's Mount Ouargha

The Uqba bin Nafi Battalion, the Tunisian branch of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), claimed wounding a number of a Tunisian soldiers in a mine blast on Mount Ouargha.

Sunday, 11 December 2016
AQIM Video Showcases Attacks by Uqba bin Nafi Battalion in Tunisia

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a video showcasing attacks and preparations by its Uqba bin Nafi Battalion in Tunisia.

Friday, 09 December 2016
AQIM's al-Murabitoon Battalion Shows VBIEDs Used for Gao Airport Attack

Al-Ribat Foundation, the media arm of the al-Murabitoon Battalion of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), published a photo of the car bombs utilized by the group in its recent attack at Gao airport in Mali.

Friday, 09 December 2016
AQIM's al-Murabitoon Battalion Claims 4-Man Suicide Raid at Gao Airport

The al-Murabitoon Battalion of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed a four-man suicide raid on "Crusader" forces at Gao airport, and published a photo report showing the participating fighters and their preparations.

Monday, 05 December 2016
AQIM Claims Rocket Strikes on French Airbase in Timbuktu, Gives Photos

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed two rocket strikes on a French airbase in the Malian city of Timbuktu, and published a photo report of one of the attacks.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016
AQIM Identifies "Traitors" in Second Episode of Video Series

The Sahara division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released the second episode in its "Traitors" video series, identifying four men, three of whom it executed, and one who repented and was freed.

Friday, 11 November 2016
AQIM's al-Murabitoon Battalion Claims Attacks on MINUSMA, Malian Forces

The al-Murabitoon Battalion of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed attacks on MINUSMA and Malian forces in separate incidents.

Tuesday, 08 November 2016
Alleged North African Fighters Publish First Issue of "Al-Huda Magazine"

A group purporting to consist of "some of the most distinguished of the mujahideen of the Islamic Maghreb" published the first issue of a magazine called "Al-Huda" (Guidance), concerning global jihad and that in North Africa in particular.

Thursday, 03 November 2016
AQIM Releases Video of Romanian Hostage

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a video of Iulian Gherguţ, Romanian security officer who was kidnapped in Burkina Faso in April 2015.

Monday, 31 October 2016
AQIM Leader Calls on Muslims to Support Brethren in Benghazi, Libyans to Rise and Fight

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released an audio speech from its leader, Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, calling on Muslims to support their brethren in Benghazi, and exhorting Libyans to rise up and fight.

Sunday, 09 October 2016
AQIM Official Rallies Fighters in North Africa, Sahara in Eid al-Adha Speech

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released an audio speech from the head of its “Council of Dignitaries,” Abu Obeida Yusuf al-‘Annabi, rallying fighters in North Africa and the Sahara on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016
AQIM's Uqba bin Nafi Battalion Denies Link to Clash in Karma, Mourns Victims of Truck Accident in Khamouda

The Uqba bin Nafi Battalion, the Tunisian division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), denied a link to the clash between militants and security forces in Karma, and mourned victims of the truck accident in Khamouda.

Friday, 02 September 2016
AQIM Issues Separate Message on Mount Semmama Attack, Reports Six Tunisian Soldiers Killed at Least

After its Uqba bin Nafi Battalion issued a communique claiming credit for the attack on Tunisian soldiers on Mount Semmama, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) published its own message, reporting that at least six soldiers were killed.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016
AQIM’s Uqba bin Nafi Battalion Claims Attack on Tunisian Soldiers on Mount Semmama

The Uqba bin Nafi Battalion, the Tunisian division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), claimed credit for the attack on Tunisian soldiers on Mount Semmama in Kasserine.

Monday, 29 August 2016
AQIM Claims Assassinating Malian Army Officer Outside Home in Timbuktu

The Sahara division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed credit for the assassination of Hammatta Ag Oumalha, a Malian army officer, outside his home in Timbuktu, and threatened similar "traitors".

Wednesday, 03 August 2016
AQIM's al-Murabitoon Publishes Photos from the "Lions' Den" in Mali

Al-Ribat Media Foundation of al-Murabitoon, a division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in Mali, published photos from the "lions' den" in the north of the country.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016
AQIM Official Belmoktar Decries French Involvement in Libya, Calls Libyan Muslims to Fight

Moktar Belmoktar (AKA Khalid Abu al-Abbas), the leader of the al-Murabitoon branch of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), decried French military involvement in Libya and called on Libyan Muslims to fight.

Saturday, 23 July 2016
AQIM Official Belmoktar Reportedly Decries French Involvement in Libya

Moktar Belmoktar (AKA Khalid Abu al-Abbas), the leader of the al-Murabitoon branch of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), reportedly decried the French military involvement in Libya and claimed that French intelligence agents are present in the south of the country.

Friday, 22 July 2016
AQIM Announces Death of Prominent Commander in Clash in Tizi Ouzou (Algeria)

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) announced the death of a prominent commander, Abu Khaythama (Ahmed Jabri), in a clash in Bouzeguène in Algeria's Tizi Ouzou province.

Thursday, 21 July 2016
AQIM's Sahara Division Announces Death of Mauritanian Commander in Raid

The Sahara division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) announced the death of a Mauritanian commander, Abu Bakr al-Shinqiti, during a raid on Malian army barracks near the border between Mali and Burkina Faso.

Sunday, 17 July 2016
AQIM Claims Attacks by its “Nasser Brigade” on Malian, MINUSAMA Forces in Menaka

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed attacks by its “Nasser Brigade” on Malian and MINUSMA forces in Menaka.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016
AQIM's Sahara Leader Incites Against France, Calls Muslims to Fight

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released an audio speech from the leader of its Sahara division, Jemal Oukacha (AKA Yahya Abu al-Hammam), inciting against France and calling on Muslims to fight.

Friday, 08 July 2016
AQIM Claims Bombing French Military Vehicle in Malian City of Gao

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed bombing a French military vehicle in the Malian city of Gao and killing its occupants.

Thursday, 30 June 2016
AQIM Official Praises Fighters in Benghazi, Rallies Them to Continue Fighting in Audio

Amidst its campaign promoting the cause of fighters in Benghazi, Libya, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released an audio speech from the head of its “Council of Dignitaries,” Abu Obeida Yusuf al-'Annabi, praising the fighters and rallying them to continue their jihad.

Sunday, 26 June 2016
AQIM Releases Message from Benghazi Fighter: “The Flame is on the Verge of Turning Off”

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a message from a fighter in Benghazi giving a vague warning that a jihadist “flame” in the city is nearing its end.

Saturday, 25 June 2016
AQIM Releases New Proof-of-Life Video of Swiss Hostage Beatrice Stockly

The Sahara division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a new proof-of-life video of Swiss hostage Beatrice Stockly.

Thursday, 16 June 2016
AQIM Media Division Incites Muslims, Fighters to Strike During Ramadan

Al-Ribat Media Foundation, the media arm of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's (AQIM) al-Murabitoon division, used the example of a suicide bombing on French forces in Mali in Ramadan 1435 (July 2014) to incite Muslims and fighters to strike during the holy month.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016
AQIM Releases Video Biography of Slain Fighter and Scholar Abu Ilyas Abdul Hamid

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a video biography of a slain fighter and scholar named Abu Ilyas Abdul Hamid, who fought in Afghanistan, and who was among hundreds of inmates freed in the Tazult-Lambese prison break in eastern Algeria in March 1994.

Friday, 10 June 2016
AQIM Publishes Photos of Two Fighters Killed in MINUSMA Operation in Gao

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) published photos of two fighters killed in the attacks on MINUSMA forces in the Malian city of Gao.

Wednesday, 08 June 2016
AQIM Issues Statement on Operation Targeting MINUSMA Forces in Gao

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) issued a statement on the May 31, 2016, attacks on MINUSMA forces in the Malian city of Gao, declaring the operation to be an act of revenge for France "treacherously" killing four fighters.

Saturday, 04 June 2016
AQIM Reports Battle with MINUSMA Forces in Gao (Mali)

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) reported that its al-Murabitoon battalion engaged in a clash with "Crusader occupation forces," referring to MINUSMA, in the Malian city of Gao.

Wednesday, 01 June 2016
AQIM Releases Second Pictorial Video on Fighters in Northern Mali

The Sahara branch of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released the second episode in its pictorial video series on fighters in northern Mali.

Thursday, 26 May 2016
AQIM Claims Rocket Attack on Areva-Operated Mine in Niger

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed a rocket attack on a mining base operated by the French energy company Areva in Niger, and declared that "companies of the Crusader thieves" are legitimate targets.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016
AQIM Media Division Promotes Old Belmoktar Message, Calls Azawadi Muslims to Support Jihad

Al-Ribat Media Foundation, the media arm of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's (AQIM) al-Murabitoon division, called on Malian Muslims in the country's desert region to support jihad, and promoted a December 2012 message from Moktar Belmokar.

Thursday, 19 May 2016
AQIM Media Division Publishes Photos of Garrisoned Fighters in Mali

Al-Ribat Media Foundation, the media arm of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's (AQIM) al-Murabitoon division, published photo of garrisoned fighters in Mali, as well as photos of their preparing food.

Wednesday, 04 May 2016
AQIM Media Division Applauds Violent Demonstrations in Kidal, Calls Tribesmen to Stand with Fighters

Al-Ribat Media Foundation, the media arm of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's (AQIM) al-Murabitoon division, released photos and a video of the violent demonstration in Kidal, Mali, and applauded protestors and called them to stand with fighters.

Tuesday, 03 May 2016
AQIM Media Division Releases Photos from March 2016 Rocket Strike on BP-Statoil Gas Plant in Algeria

Al-Ribat Media Foundation, the media arm of the al-Murabitoon division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), released photos of the rockets fired at the BP-Statoil gas plant in In Salah, Algeria, in March 2016.

Saturday, 09 April 2016
AQAP, AQIM Each Gives Eulogies for Nusra Front Official Abu Firas al-Suri

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) each gave eulogies for Abu Firas al-Suri, an official in al-Qaeda's branch in Syria, the Nusra Front.

Wednesday, 06 April 2016
AQIM's Branch in Tunisia Denies Murdering Woman, Accuses Government

The Uqba bin Nafi Battalion, the Tunisian branch of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), denied murdering a woman in Kasserine governorate and accused the government of perpetrating the crime as a means to mobilize public opinion against its fighters.

Tuesday, 05 April 2016
AQIM Reports Attack by Tunisian Branch on National Guard Patrol in Bouchebka

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) reported that its Tunisian branch, the Uqba bin Nafi Battalion, ambushed National Guard forces in Bouchebka.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016
AQIM Issues Statement on BP-Statoil Gas Plant Attack in Algeria, Threatens Western Companies

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) issued a statement on its rocket attack on a BP-Statoil gas plant in In Salah, Algeria, threatening both the Algerian government and Western companies, specifically those extracting shale gas.

Friday, 18 March 2016
AQIM Claims Credit for Rocket Attack on BP Gas Plant in Algeria

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed credit for the rocket attack on a BP gas plant in Algeria, declaring that it comes within its "war on the interest of the Crusaders in every place".

Friday, 18 March 2016
AQIM Publishes Photos of Ivory Coast Attackers, Identifies Them as Part of al-Murabitoon, Sahara Units

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) published photos of the three suicide attackers involved in the deadly raid at the Grand Bassam tourist resort in Ivory Coast, and identified them as belonging to its al-Murabitoon and Sahara units.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016
AQIM Issues Statement on Ivory Coast Attack, Threatens States Participating in French-Led War in Sahel

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) issued a statement on its deadly attack at the Grand Bassam beach resort in Ivory Coast, calling it a "den of espionage and conspiracies," and threatening African states participating in the French-led war on fighters in the Sahel.

Monday, 14 March 2016
AQIM Claims Deadly Attack at Beach Resort in Ivory Coast

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed credit for the deadly shooting at the Grand Bassam beach resort in Ivory Coast.

Sunday, 13 March 2016
AQIM Fighters Threaten France, Feature Western Politicians in Video That Focuses on Activity in Mali

Fighters in the Sahara branch of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a video threatening France, asserting French media censors the “damage” AQIM has caused the French military, and featuring footage of politicians who AQIM perceives as leading a war on Islam.

Sunday, 14 February 2016
AQIM Writer Calls Fighters to Libya, Threatens Western States Seeking to Intervene in Country

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) published an article from a jihadist calling on fighters to enter Libya in anticipation of a “Crusader invasion,” and threatening those Western states seeking to intervene in the country.

Friday, 12 February 2016
AQIM Media Division Previews Upcoming Video on Splendid Hotel Attack

Al-Ribat Media Foundation, the media arm of the al-Murabitoon division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), released screen captures an upcoming production on the Splendid Hotel attack in Burkina Faso.

Thursday, 11 February 2016
AQIM Media Division Releases Video Will of Fighter Killed with Former al-Murabitoon Leader

Al-Ribat Media Foundation, the media arm of the al-Murabitoon division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), released a video will of an Algerian fighter who was killed alongside the group’s former leader.

Monday, 08 February 2016
AQIM Claims Attack on MINUSMA Forces at La Palmeraie Hotel in Timbuktu

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed credit for the suicide raid at the La Palmeraie Hotel in Timbuktu, calling the location a “headquarters” of MINUSMA forces in Mali.

Saturday, 06 February 2016
AQIM’s al-Murabitoon Division Claims Kidnapping Australian Couple in Burkina Faso

The al-Murabitoon division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed the kidnapping of an Australian couple in Burkina Faso, and stated that it will release the captive woman without any conditions.

Friday, 05 February 2016
AQIM Media Division Points to Splendid Hotel Raid as Warning to Enemy

Al-Ribat Media Foundation, the media arm of the al-Murabitoon division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), published a graphic pointing to the Splendid Hotel raid in Burkina Faso as a warning to the enemy.

Wednesday, 03 February 2016
AQIM Division Reports Three Malian Soldiers Killed in Landmine Blast

Al-Ribat Media Foundation, the media arm of the al-Murabitoon division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), reported that at least three Malian soldiers were killed in a landmine blast on their convoy.

Friday, 29 January 2016
AQIM Releases Video of Swiss Captive Beatrice Stockly, Gives Demands for Release

The Sahara division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a proof-of-life video of Swiss captive Beatrice Stockly, and featuring an English-speaking fighters giving demands for her release.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016
AQIM Issues Formal Statement on Splendid Hotel Raid in Burkina Faso, Identifies Attackers

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) issued a formal statement on the deadly raid at the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, identifying the three attackers, and calling the operation a “drop in the sea of global jihad”.

Sunday, 17 January 2016
AQIM Claims Raid at Splendid Hotel in Burkina Faso

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed credit for the raid at the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, reporting its execution by the recently-joined al-Murabitoon Battalion.

Friday, 15 January 2016
AQIM Official Calls Fighters to Deploy to Libya, Claims Tripoli is Under Italian Occupation

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released an audio speech from the head of its “Council of Dignitaries,” Abu Obeida Yusuf al-‘Annabi, criticizing the UN-brokered Skhirat agreement and calling on fighters to deploy to Libya, claiming that the Libyan capital, Tripoli, is under Italian occupation.

Thursday, 14 January 2016
AQIM's Sahara Leader Explains Position on IS, Discusses Relationship with Ansar Dine, Focus on Targeting French Interests

Jemal Oukacha (AKA Yahya Abu al-Hammam), the leader of the Sahara branch of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), participated in an interview with the Mauritanian news agency al-Akhbar, discussing the group’s position on the Islamic State (IS), its relationship with Ansar Dine and the Macina Liberation Front, and its work to focus on targeting French interests.

Monday, 11 January 2016
AQAP, AQIM Threaten KSA in Joint Statement on Prisoner Executions

Two branches of al-Qaeda, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), published a joint statement on Saudi Arabia executing imprisoned fighters and jihadi ideologues, threatening retaliation against the Kingdom.

Sunday, 10 January 2016
AQIM Releases Proof-of-Life Video of South Africa and Swedish Hostages, Cautions Against Using France as Mediator

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghrab (AQIM) released a proof-of-life video of two hostages, Stephen McGowan of South Africa and Johan Gustofsson of Sweden, and indicated that they will continue to hold them prisoner until their demands are met.

Saturday, 09 January 2016
AQIM to Release Video Featuring South African and Swedish Hostages

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghrab (AQIM) announced a forthcoming video featuring hostages Stephen McGowan of South Africa and Johan Gustofsson of Sweden.

Saturday, 09 January 2016
AQIM Calls on Muslims to Punish Chairman of Algerian Workers Union

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) called on Muslims to punish Abdul Majeed Sidi Sa’eed, the Secretary General of the Algerian Workers Union, for comments he made insulting Islam.

Friday, 08 January 2016
AQIM Fighters Threaten Italy and Spain, Incite Against France in Video Focusing on Activities in Mali

Fighters in the Sahara branch of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) threatened Italy and Spain, and incited Malian Muslims against France, in a video focusing on the group’s activities in Mali.

Thursday, 07 January 2016
AQAP Official, Ex-Gitmo Detainee Gives Eulogy for AQIM Shariah Head, Reminds to Attack West

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released an audio speech from former Guantanamo detainee Ibrahim al-Qosi (AKA Khubaib al-Sudani) giving a eulogy for Abu al-Hassan al-Bulaydi and reminding fighters not to stop attacking the West and America specifically.

Monday, 28 December 2015
AQIM Announces Death of Shariah Committee Leader in Ambush in Algeria

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) announced that Abu al-Hassan Rashid al-Bulaydi, a long-standing official in the group and the head of its Shariah Committee, was killed in an ambush in Algeria’s Tizi Ouzou province.

Saturday, 26 December 2015