Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen
جماعة نصرة الإسلام والمسلمين
Established: 2017
Status: Active
Threat: Local & Global
Affiliation:al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Ansar Dine, al-Murabitoon
Place of Origin and Activity: Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger
State Department: Al Qaeda’s branch in Mali, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen, is the culmination of three jihadist militant groups in West Africa that became one in 2017.  The three groups that created this merger were Ansar Dine, Al Murabitoon, and Katibat Macina. NIM has taken hostages from Western countries and repeatedly attacked peacekeeping forces in Mali.
Founders: Iyad Ag Ghaly
Current Head (Emir):Iyad Ag Ghaly
Methods of Operation: guerilla tactics, use of IEDs and projectiles, hit-and-run ambushes and assassinations, suicide bombings, kidnappings, soft targets, etc.
Media Arms and Publications:
Central Media Division: az-Zallaqa Media Foundation  
Other Media Units:al-Ezza Media Foundation
Primary Method of Dissemination: Telegram
Languages: Arabic (Primary), English
Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM)
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Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Reportedly Claims 5 Attacks on G5, Malian, and MINUSMA Forces in Mopti and Timbuktu

The Mali-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), reportedly claimed credit for five attacks on Malian soldiers and forces within MINUSMA and Operation Barkhane in Mopti and Timbuktu.

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Monday, 18 June 2018
Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Releases New Proof-of-Life Video of Sophie Petronin and Gloria Cecilia Narváez

Al-Qaeda's (AQ) Mali-based branch, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), released a proof-of-life video of two hostages, Sophie Petronin from France and Gloria Cecilia Narváez from Colombia.

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018
NIM Claims Bombing, Ambush on MINUSMA Forces Between Gao and Kidal, Provides Photos

Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Mali, claimed bombing and ambushing MINUSMA forces in two attacks between Gao and Kidal.

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Sunday, 29 April 2018
NIM Claims Artillery and Rocket Strike on Timbuktu Airbase

Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Mali, claimed an artillery and rocket strike on French and MINUSMA positions inside Timbuktu Airbase.

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Friday, 27 April 2018
Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Rejects Allegation of Female Bomber in Timbuktu Op, Provides Photos of 4 Male Attackers

The Mali-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), rejected the allegation that a female bomber participated in the April 14, 2018, suicide raid on French and MINUSMA positions in Timbuktu, and provided photos of four male attackers.

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Friday, 27 April 2018
Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch NIM Claims Suicide Raid on French, MINUSMA Positions in Timbuktu

Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Mali, claimed credit for the April 14, 2018, suicide raid on French and MINUSMA positions in Timbuktu.

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Friday, 20 April 2018
AQ Supporter Portrays African Sahel as "Graveyard" of Enemies, Identifies 22 French Soldiers Killed Since 2013

A prominent al-Qaeda (AQ) supporter prepared and released a video documenting French casualties since 2013 in Mali and presenting the African Sahel as a "graveyard" for enemies.

Monday, 02 April 2018
AQ's Mali Branch Claims Rocket Strike Wounding Cambodian, French Forces in Kidal

The Mali-based al-Qaeda (AQ)-affiliate Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM) claimed a rocket strike on a camp in Kidal, wounding Cambodian and French forces.

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Friday, 23 March 2018
AQ's Mali Branch Releases Video of January 2017 Raid on Malian Army Base in Soumpi, Fighter Training

Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), al-Qaeda's (AQ) branch in Mali, released a video featuring footage from its January 2017 raid on a Malian army base in Soumpi, and scenes from its "al-Quds Camp" in the Malian desert.

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Wednesday, 21 March 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
AQ's Mali Branch Claims Attacks on Malian Army in Mopti, Introduces New Communique Design to Thwart Bogus Claims

Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), the Mali-based al-Qaeda (AQ) branch, claimed two bombings on Malian army vehicles in Mopti and introduced a new communique design to thwart bogus messages in its name.

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Warns Tribesmen who Tracked Fighters After Soumpi Raid

Noting that some tribesmen tracked its fighters after they stormed a Malian army base in Soumpi, Timbuktu, the al-Qaeda (AQ)-affiliated Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM) warned them about delivering location information to the enemy.

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Monday, 05 March 2018
Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Releases Photo of Suicide Bomber Involved in Ouagadougou Raid

The Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), released a photo of the suicide bomber involved in the raid on the French embassy and Burkinabe national army headquarters in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.

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Monday, 05 March 2018
AQ's Mali Branch Claims Twin Attacks on French Embassy, Burkinabe Army HQ in Burkina Faso's Capital

Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), the Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), claimed credit for the twin attacks in Ouagadougou, the capital of neighboring Burkina Faso, targeting the French embassy and Burkinabe army headquarters.

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Sunday, 04 March 2018
AQ's Mali Branch Claims Bombing MINUSMA, Malian Army Vehicles in Mopti and Timbuktu

Al-Qaeda's (AQ) Mali branch, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), claimed credit for the bombing of a MINUSMA vehicle in Mopti Region and a Malian army vehicle in Timbuktu.

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Saturday, 03 March 2018
Al-Qaeda's Mali Branch Sends Video "S.O.S." For Elderly French Hostage in Medical Duress

The Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), released a video "S.O.S." for an elderly French hostage in medical duress.

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Thursday, 01 March 2018
Judge for al-Qaeda’s Mali Branch Calls Muslims to Embrace Jihad Instead of Participating in Elections

The chief judge for Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), the Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), called on Malian Muslims to embrace jihad as a tool of change and a means to establish Shariah-based governance, instead of participating in elections.

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Sunday, 18 February 2018
AQ's Mali Branch Shows Fighters in Formations in Photo Series

Within its photograph series "March Forth in the Cause of Allah," the Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen, showed fighters formation on foot and on motorcycles.

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018
AQ's Mali Branch Claims Rocket Attack on MINUSMA Barracks in Tessalit

Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), the Mali-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ), claimed a rocket strike on MINUSMA barracks in Tessalit.

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Monday, 12 February 2018
Al-Qaeda's Mali-based Branch Claims Bombing Malian Military Vehicle, Ambushing Police in Burkina Faso

Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM), al-Qaeda's (AQ) Mali-based branch, claimed bombing a Malian military vehicle in Gao region and also ambushing a police patrol in neighboring Burkina Faso.

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Monday, 05 February 2018

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