MENASTREAM ID #3: Tunisian AQIM veteran Mokhtar Akkouri announced dead

A telegram channel close to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) recently released an eulogy in tribute to Mokhtar Akkouri, or by his nom de guerre Abu Omar al-Tunisi. Akkouri born 1985 in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia was a jihadist veteran, during the years 2006-2007 involved in what has come to be known as the Soliman …

Libya: Woman arrested in Mechili is not the wife of Mokhtar Belmokhtar

Last Saturday night reports emerged that the wife of AQIM’s Al-Mourabitoune leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar had been arrested in Mechili, about 75km south of the Cyrenaican city of Derna, the announcement came from Beida’s ‘Anti-terrorism and subversion directorate’. According to reports did the counter-terrorist unit act on intelligence received from a hospital in Derna with the …