Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) threatened Western companies and enterprises operating in North Africa and the Sahel, especially those owned by French, and called on Muslims to boycott them.
Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Mali, released an audio speech from its deputy leader urging Muslims in the Sahel and Sahara not to become proxies for France and enter into conflict with the fighters.
An Islamic State (IS)-pledged Mauritanian fighter criticized the United States for his terrorist designation by the State Department, and incited jihadists to act.
As the al-Qaeda (AQ) affiliated Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimeen (NIM) becomes increasingly active in Mali, foreign energy companies operating in the region remain at high risk.
Al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Mali, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), released a video on men confessing to spying for the Mauritanian intelligence, and threatening France and its allies with a "heavy price" to be paid for espionage.
A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram account forwarded a message calling on “Islamic State supporters everywhere” to attack non-believers in embassies, clubs, and cafés, and ministries, asking, “Where are the lone wolves??”
The Sahara division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed credit for the assassination of Hammatta Ag Oumalha, a Malian army officer, outside his home in Timbuktu, and threatened similar "traitors".
Al-Ribat Media Foundation, the media arm of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's (AQIM) al-Murabitoon division, called on Malian Muslims in the country's desert region to support jihad, and promoted a December 2012 message from Moktar Belmokar.
An Islamic State (IS) fighter from the African island nation of Mauritius appeared with his three daughters in a video from the group’s Ninawa Province, calling on his fellow countrymen in English and French to immigrate to and join the IS.
The Sahara branch of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released an audio speech from Abu Abdul Rahman Ali al-Sanhaji, the group’s deputy Shariah judge, inciting Muslims in North and West Africa for jihad.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a video showing the work of its preaching convoys in the Sahara, visiting a village and promoting unity and jihad.
Fighters in the Sahara division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) challenged France and its allies in Mali and called upon Muslims join them in the battlefield, and also incited for lone-wolf attacks in France in a video.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) distributed via its "Muslim Africa" Twitter account a guide to download and install Tor (The Onion Router) as the first episode in a series on "electronic jihad".
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a video speech from a Mauritanian member of its Shariah Committee, Abu Yahya al-Shanqiti, pledging support to Mauritanian prisoners and urging people to share in what they deem as their responsibility.
The Ansar al-Mujahideen Network announced an open interview opportunity with Abu Yahya al-Shanqiti, a Mauritanian member of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's (AQIM) Shariah Committee, and presented a brief autobiography from the official.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a message from a member of its Shariah Committee, Abu Yahya al-Shanqiti, urging Mauritanian Muslims to take action over a US Marine reportedly hitting and killing a preacher with his car in the capital, Nouakchott.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) published a biography of Muhammadu ibn Muqam al-Hasani al-Shanqiti (AKA Abu Khaythama), a Mauritanian fighter and poet in its ranks who was killed during a "jihadi mission" in Tunisia.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released an audio speech from Abu Yahya al-Shanqiti, a member of its Shariah Committee, asking Mauritanian scholars to support jihad and offer prayers for Muslims in Mali.
Abu Ayyub al-Mahdi (AKA Ahmed Salim bin al-Hassan), the imprisoned leader of Ansar al-Shariah in Mauritania, reiterated that he is not affiliated with al-Qaeda in an audio message attributed to him.
Sanda Ould Bouamama, the spokesman for the Mali-based Ansaruddin Movement, reportedly left the group and desires to surrender to Algerian authorities and demand deportation to Mauritania to stand trial.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) urged Mauritanians to push for the release of Mohamedou Ould Salahi, a Mauritanian Guantanamo detainee, and wished condolences to him and his family for the death of his mother.