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Vol 60 No 8

Published 19th April 2019

Burkina Faso

Jihad's shifting fronts

Increasing the resources available to anti-jihad forces is having little effect on the growth in attacks and militant cells

Jihadism was concentrated in northern Mali at the time of the launch of Opération Serval, France's emergency military campaign to stop jihadist columns pushing south in 2013. Since then, Islamist insurgents have been spreading across the whole of the Sahel sub-region and are reaching the northern borders of many West African countries.

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