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Al Qaeda maintains operational tempo in West Africa in 2017 | FDD's Long War Journal

Al Qaeda maintains operational tempo in West Africa in 2017 | FDD's Long War Journal

According to data compiled by FDD’s Long War Journal , al Qaeda and its many allies and affiliates launched at least 276 attacks in Mali and the wider West Africa region in 2017. That means the US has largely kept its operational tempo in West Africa consistent when compared to last year. That number is the combination of attacks claimed by, or attributed to, al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), AQIM’s Katibat Murabitoon, Ansar Dine (a front group for AQIM), and Ansar Dine’s Katibat Macina (also known as the Macina Liberation Front). Beginning in March, these groups merged together to form the Group for Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM) and pledged allegiance to al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri. Aside from Mali, assaults claimed or attributed to Ansaroul Islam in Burkina Faso, as well as attacks attributed to jihadists in Niger, were also added. Of the 276 attacks, 7...

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