AQIM on The Rebound

Maps Above Reflect AQIM 2014 presence (either attacks, spotting, or CT operations):  Tassassit (Mali), Tizi Ouzou (Algeria), Tinzaouatine (Algeria), Iboudrarène (Algeria), OUkenek (Mali), Telaka (Mali), Tessalit (Mali), Bokasso (Mali), Dorayat Valley (Mali).  Ansar al Dine presence: Kidal, Boughasa, Abeyberra  MUJAO: Gao (Mali) AQIM is doing better than survivingFrom Paris, Algiers, and Tunis, the drumbeat about al Qaeda in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is eerily similar and can be summarized in a few words: we are making great strides. A month ago, Jean-Yves le Drian, French minister of Defense, announced, “For the past few weeks, we have conducted operations resulting in the neutralization of about 40 terrorists who were attempting to regroup” (Le Monde, 20 March 2014). He went on to say that several leaders in AQIM and sister movements had been killed, including Ould Hamaha, an AQIM historical leader, brother-in-law of Mokhtar…

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Pascale Siegel

Pascale Combelles Siegel runs a consultancy firm, Insight Through Analysis, specializing in strategic influence in support of peace, stabilization, and counter-terrorism operations. Most recently...