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Posted by Fred 2012-06-12 00:00||
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File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa
#1 At the beginning of 2007, the Algerian Islamicist network called Groupe Salafiste pour la Prédication et le Combat (Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat) announced that they were now Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, indicating that their ambitions now extended beyond bringing down the Algerian government to the larger goal of forming a caliphate across all of northern Africa.
Last December they published a photo on a Mauritanian news site showing two European men who had been captured by Tuaregs in Libya, taken to Mali and sold to AQIM. AQIM has been busy in other ways in the area, along with some sympatico/competing groups.
Posted by lotp 2012-06-12 10:40||
#2 See also TOPIX > NATO AID TO LIBYA REBELS CAUSED MALI CRISIS.
Successful fall of Uncle Muammar + Regime in Libyuh, vee " Libyan Spring", led to his Tuareg soldiers-for-hire returning back home + joining pro-Islamist,Al-Qaeda Militant-Separatist Groups [e.g. MLNA] to destabilize the country.
* RELATED SAME > ANALYSTS WARN NORTHERN MALI COULD BECOME JIHADISTS BASE.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-06-12 23:42||