Jama'at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM)
JNIM emerged from the ashes of years of rebellion and international efforts to stabilize Mali. Beginning in 2012, a confederation of armed groups swept across northern Mali, fighting for either secession or greater rights for the country’s northern inhabitants, primarily Tuaregs. Led by National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) and backed by Iyad Ag Ghaly’s Al-Qaida associated Ansar Dine and Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa, the loosely-knit...
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