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.
Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (NIM) leader Iyad Ag Ghaley (AKA Abu al-Fadhil) addressed a speech to Malian Muslims, urging them to join the group and fight forces from G5 Sahel countries and France.
Al-Masra, a digital newspaper linked to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), interview the leader of the newly-formed brach of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in Mali regarding its establishment, its connection to AQ, and its plans for attacks on regional states.
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.
Fighters in the Sahara branch of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a video threatening France, asserting French media censors the “damage” AQIM has caused the French military, and featuring footage of politicians who AQIM perceives as leading a war on Islam.
The Mali-based jihadi group Ansar Dine claimed two attacks on French and MINUSMA forces in Kidal, hitting military vehicles and killing soldiers.
Fighters in the Sahara branch of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) threatened Italy and Spain, and incited Malian Muslims against France, in a video focusing on the group’s activities in Mali.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a visual speech by Ansar Dine leader Iyad Ag Ghaly, discussing the ongoing conflict in northern Mali and calling upon Muslims to support the position of his group and stand against France.