Al-Mulathameen Brigade
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NIM’s Increased Threat to Multinational Energy Companies in Mali

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.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017
IS Official in Greater Sahara Reportedly Calls for Attacks on UN Mission in Western Sahara, Foreign Tourists and Companies in Morocco

According to a report, Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, the official for an Islamic State (IS) division in the Greater Sahara region in Africa, called for attacks on the UN mission in Western Sahara, and Western tourists and companies in Morocco.

Friday, 06 May 2016
Belmoktar Reaffirms Commitment to al-Qaeda, Zawahiri

Amidst the deepening rift between al-Qaeda and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), as well as their respective supporters, al-Murabitoon official Moktar Belmoktar (AKA Khalid Abu al-Abbas) reaffirmed his group’s commitment to al-Qaeda and its leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Al-Murabitoon Denies Killing of Official in French Airstrike

A spokesman for the Mali-based jihadi group al-Murabitoon reportedly denied the killing of Omar Ould Hamaha, a field commander, in a French airstrike.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Al-Murabitoon Claims Rocket Attacks on French Forces in Gao, Timbuktu

Al-Murabitoon, a Mali-based jihadi group founded by al-Mulathameen and Tawhid and Jihad in West Africa, reportedly claimed rocket strikes on French forces in Gao and Timbuktu, and charged that France is silent about its losses.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Mali-Focused al-Sahel Media Center Announces Establishment

A Mali-focused jihadi media group calling itself "al-Sahel Media Center" announced its establishment and stated that it is the replacement for al-Murabiteen Media Foundation of Tawhid and Jihad Group in West Africa.

Monday, 03 February 2014
Al-Murabitoon Reportedly Threatens France, Details Attacks in 2013

Al-Murabitoon, the group borne from the merger of the al-Mulathameen Brigade and Tawhid and Jihad in West Africa, reportedly threatened France for its involvement in the war in Mali, and gave a detailed list of its attacks in 2013.

Monday, 06 January 2014
Video Released on BP Oil Facility Raid in Algeria, Suicide Attacks in Niger

The al-Mulathimeen Brigade, the group of Moktar Belmoktar (AKA Khalid Abu al-Abbas), released the video on the BP oil facility raid in In Aménas, Algeria, in January 2013, and the twin raids in Niger in May 2013, among other attacks.

Monday, 09 September 2013
ANI Reports on Video from Belmoktar's Group on Attacks in Algeria, Niger

The Mauritanian news organization Nouakchott News Agency (ANI) reported on an "exclusive" video it received from Moktar Belmoktar's group focusing on the BP oil facility raid in In Aménas, Algeria, in January 2013, and the twin raids in Niger in May 2013.

Tuesday, 03 September 2013
Belmoktar Unites al-Mulathameen with Tawhid and Jihad in West Africa

Moktar Belmoktar reportedly united his group, the al-Mulathameen Brigade, with another faction that split from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Tawhid and Jihad Group in West Africa, and named the new organization "al-Murabitoon".

Thursday, 22 August 2013
Tawhid and Jihad in West Africa Reports Suicide Attacks in Mali, Niger

Tawhid and Jihad Group in West Africa reported on its recent military operations in Mali and Niger, including a suicide bombing and raid against the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA), and joint attacks with Moktar Belmoktar's al-Mulathameen Brigade in the Nigerien cities of Arlit and Agadez.

Thursday, 30 May 2013
Al-Mulathameen Brigade Claims Joint Raids with Tawhid and Jihad in Niger

The al-Mulathameen Brigade (Brigade of the Masked Ones), the al-Qaeda-linked group behind the January 2013 raid in In Amenas, Algeria, announced its participation in raids at a uranium mine and military base in Niger and confirmed the death of Abdel Hamid Abu Zeid.

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Thursday, 23 May 2013
Al-Mulathameen Brigade, Tawhid and Jihad Officials Say Belmoktar is Alive

A spokesman for the al-Mulathameen Brigade, "Muqarran," and the head of the Shariah Committee of Tawhid and Jihad Group in West Africa, Hamada Ould Muhammad al-Khayri, both reportedly denied claims about the death of Moktar Belmoktar.

Tuesday, 02 April 2013
Jihadist Says Belmoktar is Alive, Will Soon Release Message

A jihadist rejected reports that the Chadian army killed Moktar Belmoktar (AKA Khalid Abu al-Abbas) in Mali, claiming that he is alive and will soon release a message.

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Sunday, 03 March 2013
Al-Mulathameen Brigade Leader Claims Responsibility for Siege, Describes Interest in Negotiation

{Image: Al-Mulathameen Brigade Leader Moktar Belmoktar / Credit: Sahara Media}

Al-Mulathameen Brigade leader Moktar Belmoktar (AKA Khalid Abu al-Abbas) demanded the cessation of French intervention in Mali and offered to exchange American hostages for the release of Omar Abdul Rahman in a video obtained by Sahara Media, a Mauritania-based news organization.

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Monday, 21 January 2013
Al-Mulathameen Brigade Details Oil Facility Raid, Threatens More Attacks

{Image: Al-Mulathameen Brigade Leader Moktar Belmoktar / Credit: Sahara Media}

The al-Mulathameen Brigade, which carried out the raid at BP's oil facility in In Aménas, Algeria, threatened more attacks against countries participating in the French-led military intervention in Mali.

Sunday, 20 January 2013
Nigerien Commander of BP Oil Facility Operation Speaks During Events

{Image: Abdul Rahman al-Nigeri / Credit: ANI}

Nouakchott News Agency (Agence Nouakchott d'Information, ANI) published an "exclusive" audio recording of al-Mulathameen Brigade commander Abdul Rahman al-Nigeri speaking as the Algerian military surrounded his fighters' positions in the BP oil facility in In Aménas, Algeria.

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Saturday, 19 January 2013
Al-Mulathameen Brigade Leader Offers Hostage Exchange for Americans

{Image: Al-Mulathameen Brigade Leader Khalid Abu al-Abbas}

Al-Mulathameen Brigade leader Moktar Belmoktar (AKA Khalid Abu al-Abbas) reportedly offered to exchange the Americans held hostage in a BP oil facility in Algeria for the "Blind Sheikh" Omar Abdul Rahman and Aafia Siddique.

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Friday, 18 January 2013
BP Oil Facility Raid in Algeria Reportedly Led by Nigerien

{Image: Abdul Rahman al-Nigeri / Credit: ANI}

The man reportedly leading the operation at the BP oil facility in In Aménas, Algeria, is Abdul Rahman al-Nigeri, a Nigerien fighter close to al-Mulathameen Brigade leader Moktar Belmoktar and responsible for "difficult missions".

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Friday, 18 January 2013
Al-Qaeda-Affiliate Claims Kidnapping of Foreign Nationals in Algeria

{Image: Al-Mulathameen Brigade Leader Khalid Abu al-Abbas}

The al-Mulathameen Brigade, an al-Qaeda-affiliate in the Sahara, reportedly claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of 41 foreign nationals after a raid on a BP oil facility in Illizi province of eastern Algeria.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

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