(NIGERIA) JUST IN: No fewer than 156 children have been displaced and also an orphanage home worth N200 million was burnt in troubled Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State by Fulani militias #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.06: The international media will take virtually no notice of this. It doesn’t fit their accepted narrative, which is that Muslims are always and everywhere victims, never perpetrators of any crimes…..

#AceDailyNews and Nigeria Plateau Killings: Jihadists burn down orphanage, leaving 156 Children Displaced,” according to Nigerian Tribune, August 4, 2021:

Plateau State Coordinator of the Association of Orphanage and Home Operators in Nigeria (ASOHON), Daniel Asama who disclosed this at the premises of Binta Orphanage Home in Jebbu-Miango Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State where facilities worth over N200million was razed down by suspected armed herdsmen strongly condemned the insecurity in the country and charged the government to give ugly trend deserved attention.

He narrated that he got a distress call three days ago from the coordinator of the Orphanage, Joshua Choji Dickson intimating him of the security situation in the community adding that the Coordinator of the Home took a wise decision by evacuating the children before militias stormed the orphanage home.

“And I am telling you that no sooner had these children were evacuated than the assailants came, attacked and razed down the Orphanage as you can see.”

“We thank God that no life was lost in this Orphanage home except those we lost in the community. However, the property destroyed is worth over N200million. And if consider the situation, you would agree with me that we are in a predicament.

“We actually need assistance. We are in pain and in a precarious situation. Can you imagine having 156 children and they have to eat every other day, they have to sleep in a place and we have to ensure they are warm and comfortable? It’s not a situation you would want to imagine. As I talk to you, I don’t even know how we would cope up tonight….

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: Aug.06: 2021:

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(CANADA) Court Report: Imposes total information ban on Umar Zameer, charged with first-degree murder of policeman #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.08: There was no shortage of information about 19-year-old Nathaniel Veltman, who murdered four Muslims in London, Ontario by running them over with his vehicle.

Canada: But Veltman’s actions, unlike those of Umar Zameer, became the occasion for a frenzied media circus. Without releasing any evidence to substantiate his claim, Justin Trudeau said: “This was a terrorist attack, motivated by hatred, in the heart of one of our communities.” London, Ontario mayor Ed Holder concluded: “This was an act of mass murder, perpetrated against Muslims.” Canada was smeared as an “Islamophobic” country, “Islamophobic” enough to warrant an “emergency” Islamophobia summit. In a loaded demand, the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), formerly CAIR-CAN, is pushing for “timetables for action” to be implemented at the summit.

Man, 31, charged with first-degree murder in Toronto cop’s slaying,” by Bryan Passifiume and Scott Laurie, Toronto Sun, July 2, 2021:

Some of that information is questionable, including the designation of the attack as “terrorism” before due process. Should evidence turn up in court to substantiate a terrorism conviction, Veltman should face the full extent of the law.

No one knows what happened in the case of Umar Zameer, 31, “accused of intentionally running down and killing Const. Jeffrey Northrup.” That’s because he is being protected from any public scrutiny — any at all. Nathaniel Veltman, on the other hand, was thrown to the wolves.

Once again, a two-tier justice system is in effect: one in favor of Muslims, and one for everyone else. One thing we do know about Nathaniel Veltman: the teen did not have any affiliation to any known terror groups. Veltman “was described as a ‘nice guy’ by co-workers — and had no known ties to hate groups.” The courts will decide his motives, except that he is already guilty in the court of public opinion, driven on by politicians. That stands in glaring contrast to Umar Zameer, who is being protected to the hilt by a country deemed to be “Islamophobic.”

A 31-year-old man faces a first-degree murder charge in Friday’s line-of-duty death of a veteran Toronto cop.Late Friday afternoon, Toronto Police said Umar Zameer was charged with murder in the death of Const.

Jeffrey Northrup, who was run down by a vehicle early Friday in a parking garage at Toronto City Hall in what Chief James Ramer described as deliberate.“It’s very early in the investigation, but based on the evidence we have at this time … it was a deliberate and intentional act,” Ramer said during a Friday morning press conference.

A plainclothes officer with 52 Division, Northrup and his partner responded to a radio call concerning a priority robbery call in the parking garage sometime after midnight, Ramer said.

That was subsequently upgraded to a stabbing.Both officers were attached to the ongoing response to Canada Day events at City Hall, and were wearing their badges and identified themselves as police offices, Ramer said.While details of what happened next are still scarce, the suspect allegedly entered a vehicle when confronted by the officers and drove at them……Northrup’s partner was also transported to hospital where she was treated and released for minor injuries.

The scene outside the City Hall parking garage where Toronto Police officer Const. Jeffrey Northrup was killed early Friday morning.

“It’s an extremely difficult day for her and she’s been interviewed as part of the investigation,” Ramer said. “She has gone home, and we are making sure she is being looked after.”

Zameer was ordered held ahead of his next court appearance on July 23 at Old City Hall court.

A court-imposed publication ban prohibits police from revealing further information on Zameer, but cops did say no further suspects are outstanding.


Toronto’s top cop says it was Northrup’s lifelong dream to be a police officer.

“When I talked to his mother this morning she said, ‘You know, he died doing something that he loved,’” Ramer said Friday. “He loved his job and went in to do that job every day, despite the dangers that we occasionally face, he continued to do that job the best of his ability.”

Northrup began his career with court services, becoming a sworn officer in 1999 assigned to 11 Division.

He’d been with 52 Division since 2008, and is a member of the chief’s ceremonial unit.

Ramer and 52 Division Unit Commander Supt. Greg Cole attended Northrup’s family home Friday morning to deliver the devastating news to his wife, three children and mother…..

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.08: 2021:

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(BURKINA FASO) JUST IN: Suspected Islamic extremists attacked a baptism party killing at least 15 people and sending terrified civilians fleeing to other towns, authorities said Wednesday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.23: The attack took place Tuesday near the town of Tin-Akoff, according to Salfo Kabore, the governor of Sahel region. It is the fourth attack against civilians this month in the commune, according to an internal security report for aid workers:

BURKINA FASO: Jihadists murder 15 Christians at baptism party are attacked in northern OUAGADOUGOU killing at least 15,” by Sam Mednick, Associated Press, May 19, 2021:

While there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, the internal security report viewed by The Associated Press blamed extremists linked to the Islamic State group.

Violence linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State extremists has left thousands dead in the West African nation over the last several years. In recent weeks, attacks have spiked in Burkina Faso’s Sahel region and in the country’s east….

The violence has displaced more than 1 million people, and aid groups say it’s also brought tens of thousands to the brink of starvation by disrupting aid operations to those in need.

The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said earlier this month it was “deeply concerned by the humanitarian consequences” of violence that displaced more than 17,500 people in a 10-day period.

Observers expressed alarm that Tuesday’s attack took place in an area where international and regional armed forces are actively trying to stop jihadist violence….

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: May.23: 2021:

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(BURKINA FASO, Africa.) Jihadists Report: #IslamicState & al – #Qaeda during the last seven days at least 17,500 displaced and 45-people killed in attacks #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.16: The crisis continues in Africa, while the woke world shows little concern. In a little over one week in Burkina Faso, over 17,500 people “have been forcefully displaced from their homes” and 45 people murdered by expanding Islamic State and al-Qaeda jihadists:

Burkina Faso: At least 45 people murdered, over 17,500 displaced in jihad onslaught from #IslamicState and al- #Qaeda While the focus on the West remains curbing “Islamophobia,” “the security situation in the Sahel region is fueling one of the fastest growing displacement crises in the world.” ‘And it’s all about the establishment of an Islamic caliphate in the region and ultimately the spread of Sharia globally’

“UN says armed attacks in Burkina Faso displace over 17,500 in past 10 days,” Reuters, May 7, 2021:

More than 17,500 people in Burkina Faso have been forcefully displaced from their homes in the past 10 days due to a series of attacks by unidentified armed groups that have killed 45 people, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.

Attacks by jihadist armed groups linked to al Qaeda and the Islamic State in the West African Sahel region have been rising sharply since the start of the year, particularly in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso, with civilians bearing the brunt.

The UNHCR report said gunmen had carried out a series of attacks in three separate regions, burning down houses and shooting civilians dead. The assailants also ransacked health centres and damaged homes and shops.

“Clearly one of the reasons is to cause mayhem and to torment civilians,” UNHCR spokesman Boris Cheshirkov told a briefing in Geneva.

The security situation in the Sahel region is fuelling one of the fastest growing displacement crises in the world, he said.

Security sources told Reuters on Monday that armed assailants had killed around 30 people in an attack on a village in eastern Burkina Faso. read more

Last week, two Spanish journalists and an Irish citizen were killed in an armed ambush by suspected militants during an anti-poaching patrol near a nature reserve in eastern Burkina Faso. read more

“The trends we see only point to more violence to come,” Cheshirkov said.

The violence in Burkina Faso has displaced more than 1.14 million people in just over two years….

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: May.16: 2021:

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#africa, #al-qaeda, #burkina-faso, #islamic-state, #jihadists


#AceNewsServices Featured Post: IRAQ: Jan.03: Islamic State militants have kidnapped at least 170 men in two villages in northern Iraq, officials and locals said. The jihadists are reportedly searching for people who burned their flags.

The men were abducted from the villages of Al-Shajara and Gharib in Kirkuk province Friday. Earlier it was reported that two flags of IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) were burned in the area.

“Members of the [IS] organization who were driving around 30 vehicles took the kidnapped [people] to the center of Hawijah [town],” an intelligence officer told AFP.

Hawija, with about 450,000 inhabitants, has a jihadist court and a prison.

Islamic State flags flutter on the Mullah Abdullah bridge in southern Kirkuk (Reuters / Ako Rasheed)

Islamic State flags flutter on the Mullah Abdullah bridge in southern Kirkuk (Reuters / Ako Rasheed)

Women from Al-Shajara village asked the extremists not to harm their men, a villager said. The extremists replied that they were planning to punish only those responsible for burning of the flag.

The Gharib resident said that IS fighters took about 90 men from his village, adding that they were searching for 15 men who set ablaze the militants’ flag there.

Islamic State jihadists have repeatedly turned to mass detentions of residents in Iraq and Syria. In September, the group took 50 people in Kirkuk province after locals burned an IS flag and attacked one of their positions.

Since the IS lightning advance this year, the insurgents have committed systematic human rights abuses – including mass executions, abducting women, and using girls as sex slaves, according to a UN report.

About 1.8 million Iraqis have been forced to leave their homes. More than 500,000 Yazidis and other religious minorities have fled Islamic State attacks in northern Iraq since June, most to the semi-autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan.

In areas of Iraq controlled by the Islamic State, trials have been conducted by self-appointed courts where people, including Sunnis, have been condemned to death for breaking Sharia law.

Islamic State has also carried out indiscriminate destruction of places of cultural and religious significance which do not conform to its takfiri doctrine. Under the doctrine, Sunni militants justify their actions by branding others as apostates.



#islamic-state, #jihadists, #militants


#AceNewsServices – TEXAS:Dec.19 – Ten Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT) gang members and associates were sentenced to prison this week for their roles in the violent ABT enterprise, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson of the Southern District of Texas.

'Aryan Brotherhood of Texas', one of the most infamous gangs -Screenshot from 2014-12-19 18:36:19 '

‘Aryan Brotherhood of Texas’, one of the most infamous gangs -Screenshot from 2014-12-19 18:36:19 ‘

According to information presented in court, the 10 defendants were admitted members and associates of the ABT, a powerful race-based organization that operates inside and outside of state and federal prisons throughout Texas and the United States. 

Along with other ABT gang members and associates, they agreed to commit multiple acts of murder, robbery, arson, kidnapping and narcotics trafficking on behalf of the ABT gang. 

ABT gang members met on a regular basis at various locations throughout Texas to report on gang-related business, collect dues, commit disciplinary assaults against fellow gang members and discuss acts of violence against rival gang members, among other things.

An anonymous writer provided a story on the Daily Beast back in 2013 about the rise of and threat of ABT  in an extract provided below:  

Four people have been killed since the beginning of the year in a series of shootings that appear to be connected to the homegrown jihadists of the Aryan Brotherhood. Mike McLelland, the district attorney of Texas’s Kaufman County, and his wife, Cynthia Woodward, became the latest victims this past weekend. Before that, McLelland’s former colleague Mark Hasse was shot in January. Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements was gunned down in mid-March. 

The ABT was established in the early 1980’s within the Texas prison system.  The gang modelled itself after and adopted many of the precepts and writings of the Aryan Brotherhood, a California-based prison gang that was formed in the California prison system during the 1960’s. 

Previously, the ABT was primarily concerned with the protection of white inmates and white supremacy/separatism, but over time, the ABT has expanded its criminal enterprise to include illegal activities for profit, according to court records.


#aryan-brotherhood-of-texas-abt, #jihadists, #prison, #sentenced, #white-supremacy


#AceWorldNews – FRANCE:Dec.15 – French police dismantled a network sending jihadist fighters to Syria in raids across the country early on Monday, AFP reported.

' It was not immediately reported how many people were arrested - Screenshot from 2014-12-15 12:35:34 '

‘ It was not immediately reported how many people were arrested – Screenshot from 2014-12-15 12:35:34 ‘

Police units descended on around a dozen targets, mostly in the southern region of Toulouse, but also around Paris and in the northern region of Normandy, a source said.

It was not immediately reported how many people were arrested.

Almost 1,000 French nationals are estimated to have left to join jihadists in Iraq and Syria.


#fighters, #jihadists, #police


#AceWorldNews – BRITAIN – Nov.23 – Two British men have reportedly travelled to Syria to fight against the Islamic State.

Reports: Two British Men Join Fight Against IS

Reports: Two British Men Join Fight Against IS

One of them is a former soldier who served in Afghanistan at least three times, while the other has spent time training with the French army.

Sky Correspondent Ashish Joshi said: “They’ve joined the Kurdish fighters and are now in Syria fighting IS in the town of Kobani.

“This is unusual. Since the conflict started, we’ve been covering reports of British jihadis going out to Syria to fight for IS.”


#army, #jihadists, #kobani, #kurdish, #soldiers


#AceWorldNews – GERMANY – At least 550 German citizens have joined Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere told German television channel Phoenix.

“We estimate 550. Just a few days ago we had 450,”he said, “These young people… were radicalized in Germany, within this society.

That’s why prevention must be accompanied by suppression

He added that most of them are men, but several women have also travelled to conflict zones.

Source: RT – Phoenix TV – German Media 


#citizens, #jihadists, #young


#AceWorldNews – BRITAIN – Nov.14 – British Prime Minister David Cameron revealed some details about the nation’s new counter-terrorism bill, which will be officially presented later in November.

One of the measures includes a right to refuse British nationals returning to the UK after being involved in jihadist fighting abroad, Cameron said in an address to Australia’s parliament on Friday.

Other parts of the bill will deal with airlines – such as not allowing certain airlines to land on UK territory if they do not comply with British no-fly lists and security screen procedures.

Cameron made the first mention of the laws in September.

Britain raised its security threat level to the second-highest in August due to increasing danger posed by returning Islamic State fighters from Iraq and Syria.

“We have to confront this threat at its source,” Cameron said in Canberra.


#counter-terrorism-bill, #fighting, #iraq, #jihadists, #syria


#AceWorldNews – EGYPT – Nov.13 – At least seven people were hurt when a bomb went off in a Cairo metro carriage on Thursday, AFP reported, citing security officials.

'7 injured in bomb attack on Cairo metro – reports '

‘7 injured in bomb attack on Cairo metro – reports ‘

Egypt is suffering a wave of attacks, many of them claimed by Sinai-based jihadist group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis.

Last week, a bomb on a train north of the capital killed four people, and blasts in the Cairo metro, and near a presidential palace, wounded several others.


#attacks, #bomb, #jihadists, #metro, #security, #train


#AceNewsServices – LONDON – Nov.07 – Police investigating an alleged Islamist terrorism plot targeting the UK have arrested four men.

Counter-terror police arrest four men over alleged plot

Counter-terror police arrest four men over alleged plot

Counter-terrorism police detained the men in London and High Wycombe.

The men, aged between 19 and 27, were all taken to police stations in central London after their arrests overnight and remain in custody.

Police said one of the men was arrested in a west London street, with armed officers assisting, but no shots were fired.

The men were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

There is no current indication of a link to Syria or the activities of jihadist group Islamic State, BBC home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw said.

The Metropolitan Police said a number of homes and vehicles in west London and the Thames Valley area were being searched by specialist officers as part of the investigation.

In a statement, the force said the arrests and searches were “part of an ongoing investigation into Islamist related terrorism”.

Officers from the Met’s SO15 counter terrorism command are working with the south east counter terrorism unit and MI5.

The arrests – one of which was in High Wycombe and the other three in west London – come after the UK national terror threat level was raised from “substantial” to “severe” in August.

This means a terrorist attack is considered “highly likely”.



#acebreakingnews, #islamist, #jihadists, #london, #terrorism, #terrorists


Mayor Boris Johnson that he said Britain’s counter-terrorism forces are monitoring “thousands” of potential extremists in the metropolitan area.

The Daily Telegraph newspaper last Saturday quoted Johnson as saying the security forces in the London area are involved in “thousands of operations” every day. He said the number of people being watched is in the low thousands.

Five young men arrested earlier this week for questioning about a possible terrorist plot are still being held and a number of residences have been searched.

Government sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, have said the men arrested this week include one who recently returned from Syria and police are probing possible ties to the Islamic State group operating there.


#aceworldnews, #britain, #extremists, #jihadists, #london, #terrorism

WASHINGTON: ‘ FBI Releases Video Asking the Public to Help identify Suspected Terrorists ‘

#AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES (Washington) – October 08 – The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public to help identifying a particular terrorist as well as other possible wannabe-terrorists.

On Tuesday, Oct. 7, the FBI released a video in which an ISIS terrorist is shown speaking Arabic, but then switches into perfect English, spoken with a North American  accent.

The terrorist points to Syrians, men he calls “soldiers of Assad.”

The faces of the men are blurred out, but the masked terrorist informs the audience that the men are digging their own graves.

The video, which appears after this article, is part of a new effort by the FBI to elicit the public’s help through the use of social media.

The FBI has also posted online a form for viewers to fill out if they believe they have information about the identity of the ISIS terrorist in the video.

The video ends showing the men who had been digging with shovels lined up, kneeling at the edge of the pit that was dug.

The terrorist is holding a pistol.


#fbi, #federal-bureau-of-investigation-fbi, #jihadists, #terrorist, #united-states, #washington

KOSOVO: ‘ Police Arrest Fifteen in Major Operation to Stop Flow of Fighters to Iraq ‘

#AceWorldNews – Kosovo(Pristina) – September 17 – Police in Kosovo arrested 15 people on Wednesday in the second major operation in weeks to stem the flow of young ethnic Albanians joining Islamist fighters in Iraq and Syria, Reuters said.

Among those detained are an influential imam of the Grand Mosque in the capital, Pristina, the leader of an Islamic-rooted political party, and a number of other imams, according to local media.

The charges include terrorism, threatening the constitutional order, incitement and religious hate speech, a police source said.

On August 11, 40 people were arrested on suspicion of fighting in Iraq and Syria or recruiting insurgents RT reported. 


#albanians, #grand-mosque, #iraq, #islamists, #jihadists, #kosovo, #pristina, #syria, #terrorism

FRANCE: Arrest’s Six People Suspected of Recruitment as New Law on Jihadists is Approved ‘

#AceBreakingNews – FRANCE (Lyon) – Six people have been arrested near Lyon on suspicions of recruiting young women to join Islamist groups fighting in Syria, France 24 said.

The arrests were made on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings in the Lyon area in central France, according to Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.

France has today drafted a law aimed at stopping aspiring jihadists from travelling.It includes a ban on foreign travel for up to six months for individuals suspected of radicalisation, and the authorities can invalidate their passports temporarily.

Also and according to the new law, the travel ban could be imposed, “where there are serious reasons to believe that someone is planning to travel abroad to take part in terrorist activities, war crimes or crimes against humanity or in a theatre of operations of terrorist groups and in conditions likely to jeopardize public security upon their return to French territory.”

According to a police source, a brother and a sister were among those detained, with one of the suspects linked to Forsane Alizza (Knights of Pride), an Islamist extremist group that has called for France to become an Islamic caliphate. The group was banned in 2012.

Young French men and women make up the largest contingent of European jihadists fighting in Syria, with authorities saying some 930 French citizens or residents are involved in waging jihad.

About 2,000 Europeans are believed to be fighting in Iraq and Syria. Security officials fear they will use their jihadist training to launch attacks on home soil after returning to Europe on their European passports.

A Frenchman who fought with the Islamic State group in Syria is suspected of launching an attack on a Jewish museum in Brussels in May, killing four people.


#france, #islamist, #jihadists, #lyon, #radicalisation

GERMANY: ‘ Bans Islamic State to Prevent Militants Recruiting Young Jihadists ‘

#AceWorldNews – GERMANY (Berlin) – September 12  – Germany has banned the Islamic State in order to prevent the militants from recruiting young jihadists in Germany or from using fighters returning to Europe to carry out attacks. 

The terrorist organization Islamic State is a threat to public safety in Germany as well,” Reuters quoted Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere as saying.

Over 400 Germans have reportedly joined IS in Iraq and Syria and about 40 have died, some in suicide attacks.

More than 100 jihadists are back in Germany including “some with combat experience who have learned to hate,” the minister said.


#berlin, #europe, #germany, #is, #islamic-state, #jihadists, #suicide

BRITAIN: ‘ British Muslim Leaders Issue ‘Fatwa’ Condemning Islamic Extremist Group ISIS ‘

#AceWorldNews – BRITAIN (London) – September 01 – Muslim leaders have issued a fatwa condemning Islamic extremist group Isis, and have said that British jihadis are “betraying their own societies” by getting involved in the conflicts in Iraq and Syria.

​’ ISIS Jihadists Rip-Up Passports ‘

The fatwa represents the British Muslim community’s strongest denunciation of Isis yet, calling the extremist group “heretical” and “an oppressive and tyrannical group.”

According to The Sunday Times, the fatwa, authored by Sheik Usama Hasan, a former imam from east London, and supported by six senior Islamic scholars across the country, says it is “religiously prohibited (haram) to support or join” Isis.

Though Muslims have a “moral obligation” to help the Syrian and Iraqi people, they must do so “without betraying their own societies,” the fatwa states.

Baroness Warsi, former Foreign Office minister: “These are substantial figures and I welcome this announcement. The Islamic State is neither a state nor Islamic. I echo the words of these religious leaders.”



#britain, #british, #fatwa, #isis, #jihadists, #london, #muslims

" British Jihadist Filmed Training of Foreign Fighters in Syria "

#AceNewsServices – May 25 – SYRIA – A British jihadist has been filmed training foreign fighters in Syria, the Sunday Times reported, describing the fighters as “ninjas” as they are seen fully dressed in black in a video uploaded to YouTube. (Will upload later )

In the clip, the Briton, aged 23 according to the newspaper, said: “There is no place better than being out on the battlefield.”

The man, who is believed to have been killed earlier this month, fought under the alias Abu Hafs al-Pakistani, according to the Times, which added that the name is seemingly a reference to his family origins.

Courtesy of Alaribiya


#jihadists, #syria

` Al-Qaeda Islamic Maghreb today Claims Responsibility for the Algeria's Ambush Killing 11 Soldiers '

#AceNewsServices – ALGIERS – May 02 – Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility Thursday for an April ambush in Algeria’s restive Kabylie region that killed 11 soldiers.

“On the night of April 19, Mujahideen ambushed an army convoy in the Iboudrarene region… The toll was around 30 soldiers killed or wounded,” said a statement posted on-line.

At the time, a security source said gunmen in the AQIM bastion of Iboudrarene, east of Algiers, had ambushed the convoy and killed 11 soldiers.

The attack was the deadliest on the military in years and came two days after ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was re-elected.

The convoy was returning to barracks after helping to secure the election, during which clashes broke out in Kabylie between police and anti-Bouteflika youths. — AFP

AQIM Analysis by Posted by RBoales isvg.org

Of all Al Qaeda’s regional affiliates AQIM has probably garnered the least attention in the United States. A concern about growing synergy between Islamist terrorist groups in North and Central Africa, however, has thrust AQIM to the forefront. AQIM recently swore allegiance to newly appointed AQC leader, Ayman Al Zawahiri, on 7/7/2010, and the group purportedly has nascent ties to Nigeria’s Boko Haram and Somalia’s Al-Shabaab.

On the macro scale, the United States’ interest in North and Central Africa is driven by security as well as energy concerns, particularly as Russia and China seek to expand economic ties to the region. Pham argues that the region has the potential of “being the setting for an explosive mix of Islamist terrorism, secular grievances, and criminality.” Weak military and counter-terrorism forces in Niger, Mali, and Mauritania, coupled with vast desert landscapes, have allowed AQIM to establish footholds in many of the region’s ungoverned areas.

AQIM is undergoing increased decentralization, but despite this fact, at least two of its senior leaders have connections to AQC. In November 2010, the current AQIM leader, Abdelmalek Droukdel, released a tape informing French authorities that they must negotiate directly with Osama Bin Laden to secure the release of French nationals kidnapped by AQIM in September 2010.
Droukdel was also in contact with the late Al Qaeda in Iraq leader, Abu Musab Al Zarqawi, in 2004 and 2005, as well as AQC leaders based in Waziristan, Pakistan.

Mukhtar Belmokhtar, an infamous Algerian jihadist who fought with the mujahideen in Afghanistan in the early 1990’s and was a commander of the Salafist Group for Call and Combat’s (GSPC) Masked Brigade in the 2000’s, served as a liaison between AQC and Algerian-based terrorist groups.
He was in contact with AQC when it was based in Sudan in the early 1990’s and continued to serve as a point of contact through the mid-2000’s; while he has notoriously been at odds with the Algeria-based wing of AQIM led by Droukdel, Belmokhtar still provides support to AQIM and is a major player in the Sahel region, leading a brigade of 150 men.

Finally, the recent arrest of former GSPC operative and current AQC external operations committee member Younis al-Mauritani (aka Abdul Rahman Hussein) is evidence of closer ties between AQC and AQIM, assuming al-Mauritani has remained in touch with his North African contacts.

Editor: Will update to present day in next post …………… soon



#al-shabaab, #al-qaeda, #algiers, #boko-haram, #islamic-maghreb-aqim, #jihadists, #osama-bin-laden, #president-abdelaziz-bouteflika