al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

French army says it killed 15 jihadists in Mali operation

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A French armly spokesman announced Thursday that a ground and air strike earlier in the week against an al-Qaeda-linked 'armed terrorist group' in northern Mali left 15 jihadists dead, while no French casualties were reported.

'Forgotten' terror threat: how Al Qaeda is targeting France

France — Analysis

The massacres in Paris on November 13th last year and the attacks in Brussels on March 22nd have focused attention on Islamic State. Yet the threat from Al Qaeda terrorism has not gone away. Indeed, French intelligence agencies fear that the older terrorist movement may be planning to up the stakes with an attack on France in a bid to restore its flagging reputation in relation to its jihadist rival. Matthieu Suc reports.

Four French nationals killed in Ivory Coast beach resort attack

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President Hollande confirmed four French deaths among the 18 people killed by gunmen in an attack claimed by al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

French special forces kill al-Qaeda commander in Mali

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The French army said Mohamed Ali Ag Wadossene, an operations chief for al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, died in a firefight in northern Mali.

Foiled French jihadist ‘targeted Louvre and Eiffel Tower’

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Targets revealed in online messages between a 29-year-old French citizen and a 'senior member' of al-Qaeda offshoot group.

French hostages in North Africa 'still alive'

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President Hollande says there is "all reason" to believe the French hostages being held by al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) are alive.