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...