Ansar Dine
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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
Ansar Dine and AQIM’s Sahara and Murabitoon Branches Announce Merger

Three jihadi factions in Mali, Ansar Dine and the Sahara and Murabitoon branches of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), announced their merger and their pledge of allegiance to al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Thursday, 02 March 2017
Ansar Dine Official Lauds Fighters in Motivational Speech, Urges Civilians to Avoid Military Targets

The Mali-based Ansar Dine released an audio speech from group official lauding its fighters and urging civilians to avoid military targets.

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Ansar Dine Claims Attack on Malian Gendarmerie Checkpoint in Tenenkou

The Mali-based Ansar Dine claimed credit for the attack at a gendarmerie checkpoint in Tenenkou.

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Saturday, 04 February 2017
Ansar Dine Reportedly Claims RPG Attack on Chadian Forces in Northern Mali

The Mali-based Ansar Dine reportedly claimed an RPG attack on a MINUSMA base in which Chadian forces are gathered.

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Friday, 27 January 2017
Ansar Dine Claims Two Separate Bombings on MINUSMA Forces Near Aguelhok (Mali)

The Mali-based Ansar Dine claimed two separate bombings on MINUSMA forces near Aguelhok, one striking a vehicle within a convoy, and the other hitting a tank.

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Friday, 30 December 2016
Ansar Dine Claims Destroying MINUSMA Armored Vehicle Near Aguelhok (Mali)

The Mali-based Ansar Dine claimed destroying a MINUSMA armored vehicle in a landmine blast near Aguelhok. In a communique issued on December 29, 2016, the group's Rimaah Media reported that one day prior, fighters detonated the explosive on the vehicle as it traveled between Taglit and Eygharghar villages, 40 kilometers north of Aguelhok, destroying it.

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Thursday, 29 December 2016
Ansar Dine Claims Capturing Malian Army Officer in Ambush Between Nampala and Diabaly

Ansar Dine claimed capturing a Malian military officer and killing and wounding other soldiers in an ambush between Nampala and Diabaly.

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Tuesday, 27 December 2016
Ansar Dine Claims Rocket Strike on "Crusader" Barracks in Kidal (Mali)

The Mali-based Ansar Dine claimed a rocket strike on barracks of "Crusader occupiers" in Kidal. According to a communique issued by the group's Rimaah Media on December 26, 2016, fighters fired several rockets at the target the previous night, achieving direct hits.Following is translation of the message:Targeting Crusader Barracks with Rockets in KidalBy the grace of Allah the Almighty, your brothers the mujahideen were able on Sunday, 26 Rabie al-Awwal 1438H, corresponding to 26 December 2016M, to target barracks known as “Kandi” of the Crusader occupiers in the city of Kidal, with several rockets. The hits were direct, and unto Allah is all praise.Rabie al-Awwal 1438H \ December 2016M

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Monday, 26 December 2016
Ansar Dine Claims 3 Attacks on Malian Soldiers in Mopti and Ségou Regions

Ansar Dine claimed three operations against Malian soldiers in Mali's Mopti and Ségou regions, two involving armed attacks, and one using a landmine.

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Saturday, 24 December 2016
Ansar al-Deen Front Eulogizes Slain Spanish Fighter in Video

Ansar al-Deen Front, a Syrian faction operating in Aleppo, released a video of a slain fighter from Spain who was killed in clashes against the regime forces.

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Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Ansar Dine Claims Blowing Up MINUSMA Vehicle on Road Between Gossi and Hombori

Ansar Dine claimed blowing up an armored vehicle of MINUSMA forces on the road between the Malian towns of Gossi and Hombori.

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Monday, 12 December 2016
Ansar Dine Claims Blowing Up Third French Military Vehicle in Four Days in Kidal

The Mali-based Ansar Dine claimed blowing up a French military vehicle in Kidal, making it the third such vehicle to be destroyed in the region in four days.

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Monday, 12 December 2016
Ansar Dine Claims Destroying Second French Vehicle in Bombing in Kidal

Ansar Dine claimed destroying a French military vehicle in a mine blast near Boghassa in Mali's Kidal region, one day after allegedly destroying another in the same region.

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Saturday, 10 December 2016
Ansar Dine Claims Destroying French Vehicle in Mine Blast in Tessalit

Ansar Dine claimed destroying a French military vehicle in a mine blast in the town of Tessalit in Mali's Kidal region.

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Saturday, 10 December 2016
Ansar Dine Claims Freeing Over 100 Prisoners in Attack on Jail in Niono, Attacking French and MINUSMA Forces

Ansar Dine claimed credit for the attack on a jail in Niono in Mali’s Segou region and freeing more than 100 prisoners, and also reported attacks on French and MINUSMA forces in Abeibara, Amachach, and Kidal.

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Wednesday, 07 December 2016
Ansar Dine Claims Destroying French Vehicle in Abeibara, Says Enemy Launched Random Bombardment in Retaliation

The Mali-based Ansar Dine claimed destroying a French military vehicle in Abeibara and alleged that the enemy retaliated with random bombardment on several inhabited areas.

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Thursday, 01 December 2016
Ansar Dine Claims Destroying French Vehicle in Blast Near Abeibara (Mali)

The Mali-based Ansar Dine claimed destroying a French armored vehicle in a mine blast near Abeibara.

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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Ansar Dine Claims Destroying "Crusader" Vehicle Near Abeibara (Mali)

The Mali-based Ansar Dine claiming destroying a "Crusader" vehicle with a landmine near Abeibara.

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Thursday, 24 November 2016
Ansar Dine Video Shows Suicide Bombing, Rocket Attack on MINUSMA Base in Kidal

The Mali-based Ansar Dine released a video showing a rocket attack and suicide bombing on a MINUSMA base in Kidal, which took place in February 2016.

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Thursday, 17 November 2016