Belmoktar, Moktar (Khalid Abu al-Abbas)
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AQIM Official Belmoktar Decries French Involvement in Libya, Calls Libyan Muslims to Fight

Moktar Belmoktar (AKA Khalid Abu al-Abbas), the leader of the al-Murabitoon branch of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), decried French military involvement in Libya and called on Libyan Muslims to fight.

Saturday, 23 July 2016
AQIM Official Belmoktar Reportedly Decries French Involvement in Libya

Moktar Belmoktar (AKA Khalid Abu al-Abbas), the leader of the al-Murabitoon branch of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), reportedly decried the French military involvement in Libya and claimed that French intelligence agents are present in the south of the country.

Friday, 22 July 2016
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
AQIM’s al-Murabitoon Division Claims Kidnapping Australian Couple in Burkina Faso

The al-Murabitoon division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed the kidnapping of an Australian couple in Burkina Faso, and stated that it will release the captive woman without any conditions.

Friday, 05 February 2016
Al-Murabitoon Declares its Joining AQIM in Audio Speech

The Mali-based al-Murabitoon, the group of Mokhtar Belmokhtar, declared in an audio speech its joining al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

Friday, 04 December 2015
AQIM Leader Announces Joining of al-Murabitoon, Radisson Blu Attack in Bamako as First Joint Act

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released an audio speech from its leader, Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, announcing the joining of the Mali-based al-Murabitoon, and declaring that the raid on the Radisson Blu Hotel attack in Bamako was the first demonstration of this unity.

Friday, 04 December 2015
Al-Murabitoon Appoints Belmoktar as Leader, Calls Itself AQ in West Africa

Al-Murabitoon, the group of Moktar Belmoktar (AKA Khalid Abu al-Abbas) in Mali, announced the appointment of Belmoktar as a leader and called itself “Qaedat al-Jihad in West Africa”.

Thursday, 13 August 2015
Al-Murabitoon Denies Reports of Belmoktar’s Death, Mourns Fighters

Al-Murabitoon, the jihadi group to which Moktar Belmoktar (AKA Khalid Abu al-Abbas) belongs, denied reports of his death in a U.S. airstrike and mourned those fighters who were killed in Ajdabiya.

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Monday, 22 June 2015
AQIM Denies Reports on Killing of Moktar Belmoktar in U.S. Airstrike

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) denied reports that Moktar Belmoktar (AKA Khalid Abu al-Abbas) was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Libya, and claimed that Libyan fighters were the true target, not Belmoktar.

Thursday, 18 June 2015
Ansar al-Shariah in Libya Lists Those Killed by U.S. Airstrikes Excluding Belmoktar

Ansar al-Shariah in Libya released a statement containing a list of those killed following the June 14, 2015 U.S. airstrikes in the country, notably not including Moktar Belmoktar (AKA Khalid Abu al-Abbas), who was previously declared dead by officials.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015
Statement Attributed to Moktar Belmoktar Rejects Pledge to Baghdadi

An alleged statement attributed to Moktar Belmoktar (AKA Khalid Abu al-Abbas), a member of the Shura (Consultative) Council of al-Murabitoon, rejected the group’s pledge of allegiance to Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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Friday, 15 May 2015
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 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, 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 Mocks Chadian, French Officials Over Inability to Identify Slain

The jihadist who earlier rejected reports that the Chadian army killed Moktar Belmoktar (AKA Khalid Abu al-Abbas) in Mali, mocked Chadian and French officials over being unable to determine if a picture of a slain man is Belmoktar, Abdul Hamid Abu Zeid, or someone else.

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Tuesday, 05 March 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