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Algeria - AQIM

al-Qa'ida linked insurgency in Algeria


al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM, is descended from the Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC), which was in turn descended from the Groupe Islamique Armee (GIA), which killed thousands of Algerian civilians in the '90s. AQIM operates in Algeria, Mauritania, Mali, and Niger.
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Fund for Peace (FfP) Failed States Index: 77.8 Warning (worst is 120)
HIIK Conflict Barometer 2008: 3
WFP Hunger Map: 4 % undernourished
Economist Intelligence Unit Sovereign Ratings: Rating BBB
International Crisis Group Crisis Watch: Unchanged

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News up to: Algerian army foils suicide attack in northeastern city: source 04/20 Burkina Faso: Security Alone Won't Save Burkina Faso From Extremism 04/11 Five dead in jihadist attack in Mali 04/09 Five dead in jihadist attack in Mali 04/08 Mali: Iyad Ag Ghali’s Loose Relationship with Salafism 04/05 'Sahelian nightmare' 04/03 Mali: Desperate or Dangerous? The Jihadist Merger 04/03 Africa: Africa Can't Get Counter-Terrorism Wrong Again 03/27 Al-Qaeda Reorganizes in West Africa 03/16 Beware the New Mujahideen: The Threat from Future Jihadist Networks 03/14 Policeman killed in south Tunisia ambush 03/13 Mali-based Islamic miltants claim deadly attack on military base 03/10 The Jihadist Merger in Mali and the Sahara 03/09 Niger declares emergency in areas flanking restive Mali 03/04 Niger declares emergency in areas flanking restive Mali 03/03 'An Ideal Environment': Western Intervention Unites al-Qaeda and Daesh 03/03 3 Islamic extremist groups in Mali merge, pledge to al-Qaida 03/03 Three jihadi groups active in Mali announce merger 03/03 Three jihadist groups in Africa's Sahel announce merger 03/02 Al Qaeda confirms leader killed by drone strike in Syria 03/02 Al-Qaeda confirms death of senior leader in Syria 03/02 3 Mali Islamic extremist groups merge, pledge to al-Qaeda 03/02 Algerian troops kill nine Islamist militants east of Algiers - ministry 02/28 Burkina Faso Looks to Its Neighbors for Help in Battling a Domestic Jihadi Threat 02/28 Burkina parties for top film festival a year after attacks 02/28 Bomb hits eastern Algerian city, no reports of casualties: local TV 02/26 Mali soldiers, armed groups hold first joint patrol in northern town 02/23 Gunmen kidnap Colombian nun in southern Mali 02/08 Mokhtar Belmokhtar’s Afghanistan Reminiscences 02/07 Mali: Peace in Mali - One Step Forward, Two Steps Back 02/01 FMM seeks probe into purported links between journalists’ murder and al Qaeda hostage ransom 01/27 French journalists’ murder 'linked to al Qaeda hostage ransom' 01/26 Al-Qaeda-linked rebels 'defeated in Benghazi district' 01/26 Al-Qaeda Terror Attack in Mali Reaffirms Importance of American Engagement at the United Nations 01/25 Africa: Counterterrorism Efforts Dominated Africa Policy During Obama Years 01/20 Mali: More Details on the January 18 Gao Suicide Bombing 01/20 Counterterrorism Efforts Dominated Africa Policy During Obama Years 01/19 Mali car bomb kills 50 in fresh blow to peace efforts 01/19 Jihadists in Burkina attack contacted from Syrian phone: prosecutor 01/12 Al-Qaeda ally releases video showing Swiss hostage alive: SITE 01/10 Red Cross Worker Shot Dead in Northern Mali 01/05 Mali: European Aid Worker Kidnapped 12/31 Empathy Was All Around in 2016 for the French-Speaking World, Too 12/26 State Department Terrorist Designation of AQIM Operative Saleck Ould Cheikh Mohamedou 12/21 Can IS make its presence felt in India? 12/20 With the fall of Aleppo, the West has lost control in the Middle East – and it will haunt us for decades 12/19 Burkina Faso militant attack: Twelve soldiers killed 12/16 Al-Qaida-led attacks intensify in Mali as Liberals prepare to announce peacekeeping mission 12/01 On the (Most Recent) Reported Death of Mokhtar Belmokhtar 11/29 How West Africa Became Fertile Ground for AQIM and ISIS 11/28 Sister, militant source deny woman arrested in Libya is wife of veteran Islamist 11/26 Financial Sector Worst Hit By Cybercrime 11/15 Al Qaeda releases video of Malians shot for 'collaboration' 11/06 Algeria says army seized missiles, explosives in desert area 11/06 2 Italians, Canadian freed after weeks of captivity in Libya 11/05 Al Nusra Is Stronger Than Ever 11/02 American missionary believed to be kidnapped by drug trafficking African jihadis 10/20 The Battles for Dabiq & Mosul: Not the Beginning of the End of ISIS, but the End of Its Beginning 10/18 Niger jihadist prison attack 'contained' 10/17 Niger says US aid worker likely kidnapped by Mali jihadists 10/16 American NGO worker kidnapped in Niger: security source  10/14 4 killed as convoy ambushed in central Mali, army says 10/13 Suicide bomber attacks UN patrol near Timbuktu, no deaths 10/11 Suicide bomber attacks United Nations patrol near Timbuktu in Mali 10/11 Mali: Land mine kills 3 soldiers, injures 5 in north 10/05 UN peacekeeper killed, several wounded in north Mali attack 10/03 U.S. Military Building $100 Million Drone Base In Central Niger 09/30 Algeria army kills five Islamist fighters: defense ministry 09/29 Armed men kill soldier, civilian in Mali's Timbuktu: Army 09/26 Army: Armed men kill soldier, civilian in Mali's Timbuktu 09/26 Burkina Faso a 'model of religious tolerance': Crisis Group 09/22 Two Italians, Canadian Kidnapped In Libya, Authorities Say 09/20 Militants kill 3 Tunisian soldiers in patrol attack 08/29 Civil War Within Nigerian Islam 08/25 Man on trial at ICC for destroying Timbuktu artefacts 08/22 Islamic Terrorist Guilty of War Crimes 08/22 BREAKING: Okagbare out of 200m final 08/17 Chadian UN soldier killed in Mali 08/07 UN says attack kills 1 peacekeeper, injures 4 in north Mali 08/07 2 Ivory Coast soldiers get prison for links with attackers 08/05 Al-Qaida-linked extremists kill Mali officer in Timbuktu 08/03 Mali extends state of emergency for 10 days after attack 07/21 Mali: Armed Groups Kill 17 Soldiers At Base 07/20 Report: Al-Qaida reports death of Tunisian commander in Mali 07/17 Report: Al-Qaida reports death of commander in Mali 07/17 Two soldiers arrested for suspected links to al Qaeda 07/14 Central African Republic: Africa's Hidden Conflict 07/12 Foreign Assets Under Threat: Is AQIM Preparing an In Amenas-Style Attack? 07/08 As Netanyahu winds up his Africa trip, two more rulers seek ties with Israel 07/08 A Year After Algiers Accord, Flexibility Is the Key to Durable Peace in Mali 07/05 ISIS suicide bombers kill over 48 people, mostly soldiers, in S. Yemen 06/28 Algerian Special Forces Kill 8 Al-Qaeda Militants in Mountainous Region 06/19 Algerian military kills 12 Islamist fighters over weekend 06/19 Ministry: Algerian Troops Kill 8 Islamist Militants South of Capital 06/19 Obama and His Failure on Terrorism 06/18 New video released of Swiss woman abducted in Mali 06/17 Mali: UN Peacekeeper, Three Others Killed in Attacks 06/02 Al Qaeda says conducted Mali raid that killed China peacekeeper 06/02 Mali: Deadly Attacks Target UN Peacekeepers in Gao 06/02 U.N. chief recommends adding 2,500 peacekeepers to Mali mission 06/02