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Libya: Tunisian AQIM commander killed in Ubari airstrike

In the evening of July 25, an unknown aircraft conducted an airstrike that struck a vehicle in front of a house in the Al-Sharib district of Ubari. An area mainly inhabited by Libyan and Malian Tuareg. The airstrike briefly interrupted electricity and telecommunications. The air...

Mali: “The old man of the mountain”

Timely, two days ahead of Mali's presidential elections, the emir of Jama'ah Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM), Iyad Ag Ghaly made his first appearance since the announcement of the merger in March last year, which gathered several militant factions into a Sahelian jihadi conglomerate. A beard...

Attacks claimed by the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS)

Since its founding in May 2015, the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) has neither created any media wing nor has the Islamic State (Central) media office issued any statements or reports via its newswire Amaq in order to claim responsibility for any military...

Libya: ISIS makes comeback by claiming attack south of Sirte

In early December last year, the so-called Islamic State's (ISIS) Libyan branch dislodged from its stronghold in the Mediterranean coastal town of Sirte — Following a more than seven months long battle against an alliance of militias refered to as Operation Bonyan al-Marsous (BAM), mainly...

Mali: Multipronged attack on Malian army base in Almoustarat

Early on Sunday morning, an attack by unknown gunmen targeted a Malian army position in Almoustarat, located in the Tilemsi Valley, Gao Region, about 150km north of the regional capital Gao. The assailants cut off the local telephone network hampering communications from the village and also...