Tunisia: Joint operation between Tunisian and U.S. forces targeted AQIM militants in Kasserine – “Battle of Mount Semmama”

In an article by Task and Purpose, previously undisclosed information revealed that two U.S. members of the Marine Special Operations Command (MSOC), also referred to as Marine Raiders had received decorations (Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat “V”) following a battle with militants of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) at an unknown location in …

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 …

MENASTREAM ID #2: Sami Ben Béchir Ben Mohamed Bouras – SDGT by the US Department of State

In a press release on Thursday March 30, 2017 the US Department of State announced the designation of five individuals as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs), among these five the Swedish-Tunisian Sami Bouras. The information concerning Bouras in the press release was limited to a sentence and lacked precision regarding his personal information, although given the aliases …

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 …

Tunisia Protests – Live Map

Protests in Tunisia with the epicenter in Kasserine are spreading quickly across the country and are now starting to take hold in the capital, it is a serious development that already resembles the dramatic episode that the country underwent during December 2010 and January 2011. Just as the spreading of protests and their intensity resembles …