Mali Tag

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...

Jihadist Groups In The Sahel Region Formalize Merger

Leading figures gathered for the announcement of the merger into Jama’at Nusrat ul-Islam wal-Muslimin (screen capture from the video released by al-Zaleqa Foundation for Media Productions)   By Héni Nsaibia In the midst of a faltering peace process in Mali that are characterized by quarrels and cleavages...

Mali: New video release by AQIM’s Al-Andalus Media – ‘Traitors 2’

AQIM's Al-Andalus Media released a 22m31sec high quality video focusing on spies, or as described 'traitors', locals providing intelligence to French (Barkhane)-, Malian-, Mauritanian- and MINUSMA forces. A previous video on the subject was released on December 7, 2015 entitled 'Traitors', thus making this release the...

MENASTREAM – Sahel Report for October 2016

Security-related incidents and key developments October has been a violent month in northern and central Mali on a similar level as previous month, although there was a notable increase in more complex attacks, with attacks and activity recorded in zones pertaining to AQIM, Ansar Dine and...

Mali: Suicide attack targeted Swedish peacekeepers in Timbuktu

Approximate location of the attack On the evening of October 10, around 20h00 local time, a suicide bomber targeted a Swedish MINUSMA patrol in the town of Timbuktu. While the patrol were conducting a routine mission an unidentified man approached the patrol and detonated an explosive...

Niger: Attack against the Tazalite refugee camp (Analysis)

On October 6, around 14h00 local time (13h00 GMT), unidentified gunmen aboard light trucks and possibly motorcycles attacked the refugee camp of Tazalite in the Department of Tassara, Tahoua Region. The camp is inhabited by around 900 families numbering a total of approximately 4.000 Malian...

Mali: Clashes between CMA and Plateforme in Kidal

In northern Mali, in the town of Kidal, violent clashes erupted in the afternoon on Thursday July 21, between the pro-Bamako militia GATIA and fighters from the CMA, an alliance consisting of several factions of former Tuareg rebels, those that were engaged in the clashes...