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 operations on behalf of ISGS. However, the group has claimed …

Burkina Faso: Ansaroul Islam prêtera-t-il allégeance à l’État islamique?

Un compte télégramme proche du groupe AQMI et un compte twitter proche de l’État islamique ont rapporté le 13 avril, qu’un groupe jihadiste burkinabè pourrait prêter allégeance (bay’ah) au soi-disant État islamique (EI). Bien que ce groupe n’ait pas été nommé, des informations (considérées comme rumeurs) font référence au groupe Ansaroul Islam dirigé par Boureïma Dicko, …

Burkina Faso: Ansaroul Islam pledging allegiance to the Islamic State? Maybe or maybe not..

On Thursday April 13, 2017, a pro-AQIM account on telegram and a pro-ISIS account on twitter respectively reported that a Burkinabe jihadist group possibly would pledge allegiance (bay’ah) to the Islamic State, the group was not mentioned by name, although it is believed that the reports (considered rumors) refered to Ansaroul Islam led by Boureïma …

Burkina Faso: The jihadist threat continuously rising in the far north – A new Ansar Dine branch in gestation, Ansaroul Islam?

From targeted killings to complex attack – The Irchad network Recent months have seen a significant increase in incidents of suspected jihadist activity in the Soum Province of Burkina Faso’s far north. Spillover from the Mali conflict in the border areas is nothing new, but the current trend shows very negative tendencies. Various attacks have …

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 MUJAO or in respective group’s main area of operations. Most …