Katibat Uqbah Ibn Nafi

The goal of Katibat Uqbah Ibn Nafi was to set up camps in the Kasserine region and to provide initial training for recruits before sending them to other AQIM training camps in Algeria and Libya. Officials described the group as an AQIM initiative to set up a jihadist organization in Tunisia, with aim of training and eventually carrying out attacks in Tunisia. It is not known if Katibat Uqbah Ibn Nafi and  Okba Ibn Nafaa Brigade are the same outfit.  It is known that Katibat Uqbah Ibn Nafi is using the same tactics in Jebel Chaambi that AQIM used against the Algerian army in the Kabylie mountains, relying on the element of surprise in mountainous, torturing the bodies of the soldiers then looting weapons and military dress.Merger Annouced by AQIM: Ansar al Sharia Tunisia & Okba Ibn Nafaa BrigadeOn January 14, 2014 AQIM's Algerian chief Abdelmalek Droukdel appointed Khaled Chaieb (aka Lokman Abou Sakhr) as the leader of a…

Katibat Uqbah Ibn Nafi, also known as Uqba Ben Nafi Cell (suspected) is an active group formed c. 2012.
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