Threatwatch Africa

Last updated 22 Feb 18 @ 08:30 |

Matthew Henman and Verner Ayukegba reveal the region’s hotspots and terrorist threats

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)
al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is a militant Sunni Islamist group that was founded in Algeria, but operates throughout North Africa and the Sahel as
al-Qaeda’s regional affiliate. While its original objective of overthrowing the Algerian Government to replace it with an Islamic state under the group’s interpretation of sharia (Islamic law) remains, this goal under AQIM is now transnational, reflecting al-Qaeda’s transnational Islamist ideology. The group’s aim . . .

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