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IS’ West Africa Province Claims Attacks in Niger and Nigeria

The Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) claimed responsibility for an attack on a barracks in Niger and an attack on vehicles of the Nigerian army near Lake Chad.

Saturday, 16 February 2019
JNIM Claims 19 Attacks in November-December 2018 in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger

Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM) issued two communiques claiming a total of 19 attacks in its home base of Mali and neighboring Burkina Faso and Niger, targeting local security forces and international troops affiliated with MINUSMA.

Monday, 31 December 2018
IS-Linked Group Highlights Attacks on Natural Resource Sites, Calls for Similar Lone Actor Operations

Following unclaimed attacks on natural resource extraction sites in West Africa, an Islamic State (IS)-linked group calls for similar lone actor operations.

Monday, 10 December 2018
IS-linked Group Suggests Lone Wolves in West Africa Attack Areas of Natural Resource Extraction

Remarking on media reports of unclaimed attacks by the Islamic State (IS) on oil wells and gold mines and their guards in West Africa, an IS-linked group suggested to lone wolves there to attack sites of natural resource extraction.

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Armed Attack on Foraco International Well Site in Niger

A group of armed men carried out attack on a Foraco International water well site in Niger.

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Tuesday, 27 November 2018
JNIM Official for Mali's Macina Region Incites Fula in West Africa to Take Up arms

Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM), al-Qaeda's Mali branch, released a video from its official for the country's Macina region inciting the Fula people there and in the entirety of the Sahel and West Africa to take up arms.

Thursday, 08 November 2018
IS Supporter Mourns Slain Senegalese Fighter, Finds "Major Islamic Awakening" in West Africa

An Islamic State (IS) supporter mourned a slain Senegalese fighter and his brothers, and remarked that West Africa is witnessing a "major Islamic awakening".

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018
IS' al-Hayat Identifies 406 Casualties in 103 Attacks in Statistical Breakdown of Ops (October 4-10)

The Islamic State (IS) released the 11th episode in a video series providing statistical breakdowns of IS operations, covering in this installment the week of October 4 - October 10, 2018.

Thursday, 11 October 2018
IS' West Africa Province Publishes Photos of War Spoils from Attack in Niger

The Nigeria-based West Africa Province of the Islamic State (IS) published photos of war spoils its fighters seized following an attack across the border in Niger's Diffa region.

Wednesday, 09 May 2018
AQIM Threatens Western Companies in North Africa and Sahel, Calls Muslims to Boycott

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.

Tuesday, 08 May 2018
Deputy Leader of al-Qaeda’s Branch in Mali Urges Regional Muslims not to Become French Proxies and Enter Conflict with Fighters

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.

Saturday, 17 March 2018
Pro-IS Group Releases Video of Tongo Tongo Ambush on American Soldiers

A pro-Islamic State (IS) group released a video purportedly showing the October 4, 2017, ambush of American and Nigerien soldiers in Tongo Tongo, Niger.

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Sunday, 04 March 2018
Jihadist Urges IS Capitalize on Secret Military Bases Revealed by Fitness Tracker App Maps

A jihadist noted reports that fitness tracker applications reveal the locations of secret military bases, and another urged the Islamic State (IS) to capitalize on this information for mounting strikes.

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Thursday, 01 February 2018
IS' West Africa Province Claims Killing 15 Nigerien Soldiers in Raid on Barracks

The Nigeria-based West Africa Province, a division of the Islamic State (IS) comprised of former "Boko Haram" fighters, claimed killing over 15 Nigerien soldiers in a raid on the barracks near the Niger-Nigeria border.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018
IS' West Africa Province Gives Photo Report on Attack in Toumour (Niger)

The Nigeria-based West Africa Province, a division of the Islamic State (IS) comprised of former "Boko Haram" fighters, published a photo report on its January 18, 2018, attack on Nigerien soldiers in Toumour village in Niger's Diffa region.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018
IS' West Africa Province Claims Killing 25 Nigerien Soldiers in Attack in Toumour

The Islamic State's (IS) West Africa Province claimed killing over 25 Nigerien soldiers in an attack on their positions in Toumour village in Niger's Diffa region.

Friday, 19 January 2018
Self-Professed IS Division in Sahara Reportedly Claims Tongo Tongo Ambush on U.S. Special Forces

A self-professed Islamic State (IS0 division in the Sahara reportedly claimed credit for the October 4, 2017, ambush on U.S. Special Forces and Nigerian soldiers in Tongo Tongo, in addition to other strikes on French, Malian, and Nigerien forces.

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Friday, 12 January 2018
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
Pro-AQ English Media Group Launches Newspaper Consolidating Recent Islamic News

The pro-al-Qaeda (AQ) English media group “Al-Hijrah” introduced its new English-language newspaper consolidating recent Islamic news from around the world.

Monday, 31 July 2017
Al-Qaeda’s Mali Branch Claims Attack on Nigerien Soldiers in Midal

Al-Qaeda’s (AQ) branch in Mali, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), claimed credit for the July 5, 2017, attack on Nigerien army barracks in Midal, in Niger, and published photos of the war spoils it captured.

Sunday, 09 July 2017