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Vol 59 No 24

Published 7th December 2018


Mali

Blow to jihadists

Intelligence analysts believe Malian jihadists suffered a serious setback when French troops of Opération Barkhane killed Amadou Koufa, the militia leader. Koufa, who was among 34 suspected jihadist fighters claimed killed by the French military in a raid on the night of 22/23 November, was a key figure in Jamaat Nusrat ul Islam wal Muslimin (JMIN – AC Vol 59 No 5). They are part of the Al Qaida franchise in the Sahel.

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