Ansar Dine

Type: Organization
Name: Ansar Dine
Nationality: Mali
Fact Sheet: Fact Sheet for Ansar Dine
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The New Criminal Blitz: Mali, Iraq And The Business Of Asymmetry – Analysis

ByWhat does the ISIS insurgency in Iraq have in common with recent Islamist activity in Mali? Ivan Briscoe believes they’ve both elevated the obtaining of illicit income to new levels, thereby linking crime, Jihadism and the sectarian decomposition of ... [Published Eurasia Review - 24 mins ago]
Entities: Mali, Illicit, Criminal, Tuareg
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 1 reports

'Caliphate' claim sparks new jihadist infighting

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) just declared its support for the group formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ( ISIS ), El Khabar reported Wednesday (July 2nd).In a video posted last Friday, al-Qaeda's Maghreb affiliate expressed ... [Published Magharebia - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jun 28 2014 - Updated Jun 29 2014 - 1 reports

Many places of worship destroyed, say Iraqi residents

Even as fighting rages on in Iraq between the ISIS insurgents and Iraqi troops, local residents who fled to Erbil, say several Shi'a places of worship have been destroyed $ among them, the mausoleum of the saint Fathi al-Ka'en, and shrines in the villages ... [Published The Hindu - Jun 28 2014]
First reported Jun 28 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 1 reports

Know your Al-Qaida offshoots

Is it ISIL or ISIS? That's the debate consuming counterterrorism experts and Western media outlets as they try to write about the Islamic jihadi group currently running roughshod over huge swaths of Iraq and Syria. It comes down to how you translate the ... [Published USA Today - Jun 28 2014]
First reported Jun 28 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 1 reports

Iraq Conflict Threatens Heritage Sites

BAGHDAD -- Archaeologists and historians worry that a treasure trove of historical artifacts and monuments are on the verge of becoming a casualty of the conflict in Iraq.Sunni insurgents who took over Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul, and the antiquities-rich ... [Published AINA - Jun 28 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 2 reports

French war on Mali spreads to Algeria

By Abayomi AzikiweJanuary 21, 2013French soldiers in Bamako, the capital ofMali, on Jan. 14.The war that French imperialism has escalated in its former West Africancolony of Mali has now spread to neighboring Algeria. There, some 82 peoplehave been reported ... [Published International Action Center - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 20 2014 - Updated Jun 20 2014 - 1 reports

Africa facing terrorism “storm”—Senegalese president

President of Senegal Macky Sall arrives for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, on Monday, March 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) Dakar, Asharq Al-Awsat—Senegalese President Macky Sall has warned that ... [Published ASHARQ AL-AWSAT ( english) - Jun 20 2014]
First reported Jun 17 2014 - Updated Jun 17 2014 - 1 reports

Mali, Iraq and a 21st Century U.S. Foreign Policy

A small, but violent group of radical Islamists emerge from remote desert enclaves to join forces with aggrieved locals and capture large swaths of land while taking control of large, historic cities.That statement is not only a summary of recent events ... [Published Chicago Now - Jun 17 2014]
Entities: Mali, Iraq, Tuareg
First reported Jun 09 2014 - Updated Jun 09 2014 - 1 reports

Fight black magic through remembering Allah SWT

“ZIKIR is one way for us to remember Allah SWT in our life. In whatever we do, we need to remember Allah SWT. Remembering Allah SWT drives away the syaitan (devil) and dispels worry from the heart”, said Professor Dato Dr Hj Engku Ansaruddin Agus, founder ... [Published Brunei Times - Jun 09 2014]
First reported May 13 2014 - Updated May 13 2014 - 1 reports

Terrorism and transnational organised crime in West Africa – Nigerian Tribune

Across the world, the existence of militant groups, organised criminal gangs and the nexus between them is not a new phenomenon. In recent times, however, their manifestation and intricate linkages in Africa have become growing sources of concern at ... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - May 13 2014]
First reported May 01 2014 - Updated May 01 2014 - 3 reports

African al Qaeda leader sides with Zawahiri in Syrian dispute

Al Qaeda commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the head of the al-Mulathameen Brigade and its sub-unit, the al-Mua'qi'oon Biddam. Image from Sahara Media. Mokhtar Belmokhtar, a senior leader in the al-Murabitoon Brigade, an al Qaeda-linked jihadist group ... [Published The Long War Journal (Site-Wide) - May 01 2014]
First reported Apr 24 2014 - Updated Apr 25 2014 - 3 reports

Death of French hostage in Mali

This week, Agence France-Presse received a disturbing call from a terrorist group announcing the death of French hostage Gilberto Rodrigues Leal. A Portuguese-born French national, Leal was kidnapped in November 2012 from a Malian town near the Mauritanian ... [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - Apr 24 2014]

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"Therefore, AQIM is trying hard to win a moral push and perhaps receive logistical support later to tip the balance in its favour against the other groups" the expert concluded
"No one protested," a Mosul school teacher told The Hindu over the telephone, "even though these things are very dear to all communities in the city. Perhaps it is because everyone here is too busy trying to stay alive"
...this cultural heritage doesn't look good," said Aymen Jawad, the executive director of Iraq Heritage, a not-for-profit advocacy group in Britain. "One of the world's oldest cities in the Middlethe Middle East is about to turn into another cultural desert that radical groups are so efficient at creating, while the rest of the world sits and watches."
...as unitary states, thereby overturning the Middle Eastern political order as it emerged from World War I Rightly does the U S government call ISIS "a threat to the entire region."

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The New Criminal Blitz: Mali, Iraq And The Busi... [Published Eurasia Review - 24 mins ago]
Hollande the Hawk? An Unlikely Ally Emerges [Published Hudson Institute - Jul 09 2014]
Day of the Hydra [Published New Indian Express - Jul 06 2014]
'Caliphate' claim sparks new jihadist infighting [Published Magharebia - Jul 04 2014]
Many places of worship destroyed, say Iraqi res... [Published The Hindu - Jun 28 2014]
Know your Al-Qaida offshoots [Published USA Today - Jun 28 2014]
Iraq Conflict Threatens Heritage Sites [Published AINA - Jun 28 2014]
Mali: Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2164 (201... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jun 26 2014]
French war on Mali spreads to Algeria [Published International Action Center - Jun 24 2014]
Colonial powers try to reconquer Africa as Fren... [Published International Action Center - Jun 24 2014]
African Union summit faces challenges [Published International Action Center - Jun 24 2014]
Proposed unified student financial assistance s... [Published PH House of Representatives - Jun 20 2014]
Africa facing terrorism “storm”—Senegalese pres... [Published ASHARQ AL-AWSAT ( english) - Jun 20 2014]
Mali, Iraq and a 21st Century U.S. Foreign Policy [Published Chicago Now - Jun 17 2014]
ISIS Rampages, the Middle East Shakes [Published Cutting Edge News - Jun 17 2014]
ISIS Rampages, the Middle East Shakes :: Pipes ... [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - Jun 13 2014]
Panjshir dreams of a new Massoud for Afghanista... [Published Daily Times - Jun 13 2014]
ISIS Rampages, the Middle East Shakes [Published History News Network - Jun 13 2014]
Boko Haram and defining the 'al-Qaeda network' [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - Jun 11 2014]
The business of terrorism [Published New African - Jun 10 2014]
Fight black magic through remembering Allah SWT [Published Brunei Times - Jun 09 2014]
Boko Haram and defining the 'al-Qaeda network' [Published Al Jazeera - Jun 06 2014]
Education and flags: seminal for winning the he... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - May 29 2014]
Mali: Gun battle between rebels, army in northe... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - May 21 2014]
Mali: Separatists and sceptics: refugees divide... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - May 19 2014]
Terrorism and transnational organised crime in ... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - May 13 2014]
Caravan to Class Founder Returns to Timbuktu [Published PRWeb - May 13 2014]
Quit your crying, Cameron – you boosted Boko Haram [Published Spiked Online - May 12 2014]
African al Qaeda leader sides with Zawahiri in ... [Published The Long War Journal (Site-Wide) - May 01 2014]
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Mali: Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2164 (201... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jun 26 2014]
Source: UN Security CouncilCountry: Mali SC/11453 Security Council 7210th Meeting (PM) The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) until 30 June 2015, within ...
ISIS Rampages, the Middle East Shakes :: Pipes ... [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - Jun 13 2014]
br />!--[if gte mso 9]><![endif]--> Homepage     |    Articles    |     Blog You can follow Daniel Pipes and the Middle East Forum ontheir Facebook and Twitter pages.Join Daniel Pipes on afact-finding expedition to Israel's ...
Mali: Gun battle between rebels, army in northe... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - May 21 2014]
Source: Agence France-PresseCountry: Mali 05/21/2014 14:57 GMT by Serge Daniel BAMAKO, May 21, 2014 (AFP) - Mali's army exchanged fire with Tuareg militants in the rebel stronghold of Kidal on Wednesday, witnesses told AFP, shattering an uneasy calm ...
Mali: Separatists and sceptics: refugees divide... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - May 19 2014]
Source: IRINCountry: Burkina Faso, Mali DJIBO, 19 May 2014 (IRIN) - Fighting has once again escalated in northern Mali's Kidal region, with clashes between Tuareg separatists and the army reportedly killing 36 people on 16 and 17 May. Despite the failure ...
Terrorism and transnational organised crime in ... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - May 13 2014]
Across the world, the existence of militant groups, organised criminal gangs and the nexus between them is not a new phenomenon. In recent times, however, their manifestation and intricate linkages in Africa have become growing sources of concern at ...
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