Mourabitounes / Al Qaeda in West Africa

03 February 2016Image: 03 February 2016 Belmokhtar's Al Murabitoun (Now affiliated with AQIM)  Al Ribat media releases a photo of the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou with a  quote from Zawahri on image.  A veiled threat on the hotel and a gruesome reminder that AQIM still has the soft target in it's sights. January 2016AQIM Holds 6 Western Hostages as of January 201604 December 2015  AQIM officially recognizes a merger with al Mourabitoun thereby ending years of conflict over operations, territory and attention for al Qaeda Central's attention between Droukdel and Belmokhtar. Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, leader of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, confirmed the unification in an audio speech distributed to media outlets in the region.  It can be assumed that AQIM wants to capitalize on Mourabitune's recent string of success in Mali.For More on TRAC Insight: Belmokhtar's Gunmen attack luxury hotel in Mali capital,…

Mourabitounes / Al Qaeda in West Africa, also known as al-Murabitun, The Sentinels, Al-Murābiṭūn, The Almoravids, al-Murabitoon is an active group formed c. 2013.
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