Merger Of Key Jihadi Groups In Sahel; New Entity Pledges Allegiance To Al-Qaeda

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March 2, 2017

On March 2, 2017, the Mauritanian news agency Nouakchott news (ani.mr) reported on the merger of key jihadi groups active in Mali and the Sahel; the new entity is called Jama'at Nusrat Al-Islam Wal-Muslimeen – Group for Supporting Islam and Muslims (GSIM). It will be led by Iyad Ag Ghali, leader of...

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