Jama'a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin / Group for the Support of Islam and Muslims (GSIM) -- AQIM, Ansar Dine, Macina Liberation Front & Mourabitounes Coalition

A Rose By Any Other Name is Still AQ : Jama'a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-MusliminOn 2 March 2017, a new alliance of al Qaeda in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) Groups was formed as a "rebranding" effort between AQIM, Ansar Dine, Macina Liberation Front (MLF) and Mourabitounes / Al Qaeda in West Africa.  Though all of these groups have been in long-time cross cooperation operation the new coalition has named the team: Jama'a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (GSIM) or in English Group for the Support of Islam and Muslims -making GSIM the biggest jihadi group in the Sahara.Video: Announcement of the new alliance group: From left to right: Sahara Region Yahya Abu al-Hammam, Amadou Koufa (Macina Brigade), Iyad Ag Ghaly (Ansar Dine), Deputy Commander" of al-Mourabitoune, al-Hassan al-Ansari, and AQIM's judge of the Sahara region Abd al-Rahman al-Sanhaji.The Summit : Who's Who of Veteran JihadistThe video above features a…

Jama'a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin / Group for the Support of Islam and Muslims (GSIM) -- AQIM, Ansar Dine, Macina Liberation Front & Mourabitounes Coalition, also known as Group for the Defence of Islam and Muslims, Group to Support Islam and Muslims , JNIM is an active group formed c. 2017.
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