NAGs

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM-Mauritania)


Year Formed: 2008
Year Terminated: 2012

Target States:
Mauritania

Ideational Characteristics:
Religious

Objectives:
Toppling an Existing Leadership
Change of Regime Type

External Supporters:

Mali

Senegal

Spain

Pakistan

Narrative Summary:

NAG Support Dataset Code: 482

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1391

References:

_. "Algerian Held in Spain for Alleged Al-Qa'idah Funding." BBC Monitoring Europe - Political, Supplied by BBC Worldwide Monitoring 4 Aug. 2008: n. pag. Web.

-. "France 'to Punish' Al-Qaeda Killers." Aljazeera.net 26 July 2010: n. pag. Web.

-. "KILLING ORDERED BY LEADER WHO ADMIRES EIGHTH CENTURY WARLORD." The Evening Standard [London] 3 June 2009: n. pag. Web.

_. "Out of Africa: A Growing Threat to Europe from Al-Qaeda's New Allies." The Times[London] 6 May 2008, OVERSEAS NEWS sec.: 29. Web.

-. "Paper Profiles Negotiator of Canadian Diplomats' Release in Mali." BBC Monitoring Africa - Political, Supplied by BBC Worldwide Monitoring 12 Oct. 2009: n. pag. Web.

-. "Spain: US Citizen Arrested 'for Funding Al-Qaeda.'" Adnkronos International [Rome] 29 Sept. 2010, BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL NEWS sec.: n. pag. Web.

-. "World - 43 Dead as Car Bomb Hits Algeria Police Academy." World - 43 Dead as Car Bomb Hits Algeria Police Academy 20 Aug. 2008, Morning Star ed.: n. pag. Print.

Badcock, James. "Facing Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb Threat." The Daily Star (Beirut, Lebanon). N.p., 9 Feb. 2010. Web. 10 Aug. 2015.

Bell, Stewart, and Matthew Coutts. "Al-Qa'ida Says SNC Bus Attack in Algeria Targeted Canadians; We Don't Kill Innocent Muslims, Statement Claims, but 12 Dead Were Algerian Workers." The Gazette [Montreal] 23 Aug. 2008, NEWS sec.: A2. Web.

Bruguiere, Jean Louis. "What Obama Could Learn from France about Stopping Terrorists; To Defend Itself from Terrorist Attacks, the US Should Go on the Offensive with a Proactive Strategy, like France." The Christian Science Monitor 12 Jan. 2010: n. pag. Web.

Burke, Jason, and Ian Black. "Al-Qaida: Eight Years after 9/11: Red Tape and No Bullets - Tales from Bin Laden's Volunteers: Eight Years after the Attack on New York, Intelligence Reports from Captured Western Recruits Suggest the Terror Network Is Weakening." The Guardian [London] 11 Sept. 2009, GUARDIAN INTERNATIONAL sec.: 18. Web.

Coughlin, Con. "Resurgent Al-Qaeda Is Poised to Strike; Commentary." The Daily Telegraph [London] 16 Jan. 2010, NEWS sec.: 14. Web.

Freeze, Colin, and Campbell Clark. "Ex-hostages Fowler, Guay Leave Mali En Route to Reunion with Families." The Globe and Mail [Canada] 25 Apr. 2009, NATIONAL NEWS; ABDUCTED IN NIGER sec.: A7. Web.

Guitta, Olivier. "Europe Is Facing a Triple Threat." The Jerusalem Post 5 Mar. 2008, OPINION sec.: 15. Web.

Larémont, Ricardo René. "Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb: Terrorism and Counterterrorism in the Sahel." African Security 4.4 (2011): 242-68. Web.

Soriano, Manuel R. Torres. "The Road to Media Jihad: The Propaganda Actions of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb." Terrorism and Political Violence 23.1 (2010): 72-88. Web.

York, Geoffrey. "'We Don't Want to Become a Second Afghanistan'; Geoffrey York Concludes His Series on the Freeing of Canadian Diplomats Robert Fowler and Louis Guay by Examining Why Their Al-Qaeda Kidnappers Now Have Governments across the Western Sahara on the Run." The Globe and Mail[Canada] 17 Oct. 2009, FOCUS; EVASIVE TACTICS/WAR ON TERROR IS SOMEBODY ELSE'S PROBLEM sec.: F3. Web.

York, Geoffrey. "Deep in the Sahara, Fowler's Abductor Creates Safe Haven for Terrorist Kidnappings; 'The Uncatchable' Ringleader Has Powerful Government and Al-Qaeda Links in Mali." The Globe and Mail [Canada] 14 Oct. 2009, INTERNATIONAL NEWS; TERRORISM/CANADIAN DIPLOMATS ORDEAL sec.: A1. Web.

Stratfor's , Fred Burton and Stewart Scott. "Algeria: Taking the Pulse of AQIM." 25 June 2009, DefenceWeb ed.: n. pag. Print.