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.
Following unclaimed attacks on natural resource extraction sites in West Africa, an Islamic State (IS)-linked group calls for similar lone actor operations.
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.
A group of armed men carried out attack on a Foraco International water well site in Niger.
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.
An Islamic State (IS) supporter mourned a slain Senegalese fighter and his brothers, and remarked that West Africa is witnessing a "major Islamic awakening".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The pro-al-Qaeda (AQ) English media group “Al-Hijrah” introduced its new English-language newspaper consolidating recent Islamic news from around the world.
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.
Abu al-Walid al-Sahrawi, former leader of a faction within the Sahara-based al-Murabitoon who pledged to the Islamic State (IS), penned a handwritten letter threatening tribes in the area with unprecedented war.