- AQIM Leader Challenges French-African Military Intervention in Mali
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) leader Abu Musab Abdul Wadud challenged France and African states in the Sahel to intervene military in northern Mali, stating in a video speech that it is prepared for war, and urged Malian Muslims to support the "Islamic project" under the Ansaruddin Movement.
- AQIM Leader Slams Algerian Government's Treatment of Syrian Refugees
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released an audio speech from its leader, Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, condemning the Algerian government for its alleged maltreatment of Syrian refugees, and apologizing on behalf of Algerians.
- AQIM Leader Gives Advice to Fighters in Azawad
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) leader Abu Musab Abdul Wadud gave advice to fighters in Azawad, an unrecognized state in northern Mali, regarding how to best govern the area in accordance with Islamic Shariah.
- AQIM Leader Calls to Boycott Algerian Elections, Revolt
Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, the leader of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), urged Algerian Muslims to boycott the coming Algerian legislative elections and begin a "comprehensive" revolution inclusive of jihad.
- Nouakchott News Agency Interviews AQIM Official in the Sahara
The Nouakchott News Agency (Agence Nouakchott d'Information) published on its website on November 9, 2011, an interview with al-Mukhtar bin Muhammad Belmukhtar AKA Khalid Abu al-Abbas, who is an official in al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).
- AQIM Leader Declares Execution of French Hostage
Al-Jazeera Television broadcast on July 25, 2010 an audio message from Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, the leader of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), in which he declared the execution of his group’s French hostage, Michel Germaneau. In a communiqué released on jihadist forums on July 11, AQIM gave France a period of 15 days, starting on July 12, to respond to its demands for Germaneau’s release, else the hostage would be killed.
- AQIM Leader Refuses Surrender, Declares Continuation of Jihad
Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, the leader of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), condemned Algeria’s calls to its fighters to surrender, declaring in an audio speech that jihad will continue.
- AQIM Expansion Throughout North Africa
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), through its violent activity in countries in North Africa and its propaganda aimed at enemies and Muslims abroad, has demonstrated its expanded presence outside of Algeria. The group’s offensive operations, including suicide bombings, strikes against employees and facilities of foreign corporations, and its taking of foreign prisoners, have also become prevalent since its joining al-Qaeda officially in January, 2007.