USA—State Dept. Designates Top Malian Militant As Global Terrorist

U.S. State Department | 11/08/2019

The U.S. State Dept. has listed a senior Malian militant leader as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist. On Thursday, the department announced that it had added Amadou Kouffa to its list of designated global terrorists.  Kouffa is a senior member of Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM), the Al-Qaida affiliate in Mali and the Sahel region.  He led the Macina Liberation Front, an ethnic Fulani militia that merged with Ansar Dine, Al-Mourabitoun and the Saharan branch of...

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