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JNIM claims number of attacks across Mali | FDD's Long War Journal

The Group for Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM), al Qaeda’s group in West Africa, has claimed several recent attacks across southern, central, and northern Mali. At least one dozen people were killed and many others wounded in the assaults. So far this year, Mali and surrounding countries have seen at least 69 al Qaeda-linked attacks according to data compiled by The Long War Journal . Earlier today, JNIM’s media wing – Al Zallaqa Foundation – released a series of statements claiming responsibility for several recent attacks. It first claimed an ambush in the Ke Macina area of Segou on a convoy of Donzo [Bambara term for hunters] militiamen, which JNIM purports was “backed by the Malian army.” This is not the first time that JNIM has taken part in ethnic-based clashes. Last month, the jihadist entity took credit for killing 10 Bambara militiamen during a clash with ethni...

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