Analysis

Sahel MeMo wants save clients both time and resources. Sahel MeMo will regularly publish invaluable and timely short analysis that can be accessed at any time. Concise analysis is paramount to Sahel MeMo’s mission. Clients should have easy and understandable access to information surrounding regional topics of interest. Sahel MeMo recognizes the need for clients to stay informed while digesting open-source reporting, which is time consuming to compile and organize. Sahel MeMo reports include monthly incident tracking, quick response analysis about an event, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and updated assessments about conditions in the region.

Mali – Sahel: July 2017 violent incidents related to JNIM [AQIM, Ansar al-Din, Al-Murabitoun, and MLF coalition], and other security incidents

July 2017 by the numbers: JNIM claimed 7 attacks against French, MINUSMA, and Malian forces in July 2017. Casualties summary in July 2017: At least 1 MINUSMA peacekeepers (or contractor) killed and 6 injured; 7 French soldiers injured; 11 Malian soldiers killed and 4... read more

Mali – Sahel: June 2017 Violent Incidents Related to Al-Qaeda Affiliate JNIM, Ansaroul Islam, and Other Security Incidents

FULL PDF REPORT – JUNE 2017 MALI AND SAHEL SECURITY INCIDENTS    JNIM claimed 8 attacks against French, MINUSMA, and Malian forces in June 2017. In June 4 MINUSMA peacekeepers killed and 9 injured, 4 French soldiers injured, 7 Malian soldiers killed and 12... read more

Mali – Sahel: May 2017 Violent Incidents Related to JNIM [AQIM, Ansar al-Din], and Other Security Incidents

Sahel MeMo recorded at least 14 violent incidents with violent extremist organizations (VEOs) involvement. However only 7 officially claimed by Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM) through its media arm az-Zallaqa. Sahel MeMo recorded at least 23 casualties... read more

Mali – Sahel: April 2017 Violent Incidents Related to AQIM, Ansar al-Din, JNIM, and Other Security Incidents

May 3rd, 2017 By Rida Lyammouri Mali – Sahel: April 2017 Monthly Tracker – PDF FULL REPORT At the closure of conférence d’entente nationale people suggested negotiating with Ag Ghali and Mohamed Koufa. Both remain influential in northern and central Mali... read more

Mali – Sahel: March 2017 Violent Incidents Related to AQIM, Ansar al-Din, JNIM, and Other Security Incidents

By Rida Lyammouri, April 24th, 2017 March 2017 Monthly Tracker – Mali Security situation in Mali and Sahel in general was overshadowed by the creation of new jihadist coalition on 02 March 2017. The new group is called “Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen,... read more

Mali: February 2017 Violence Related to AQIM, Ansar al-Din, MUJWA, and Other Security Incidents

By Rida Lyammouri, March 12th, 2017 Analysis and Comments Sahel MeMo recorded in February 2017 at least 20 incidents related [or at least suspected to be] to violent extremist organizations operating in Mali. This includes failed attempts by VEOs, such as when... read more

Mali: January 2017 Violence Related to AQIM, Ansar al-Din, MUJWA, and Other Security Incidents

February 17th, 2017 By Rida Lyammouri Analysis and Comments Sahel MeMo recorded at least 106 casualties and 138 injuries, making January 2017 one of the deadliest month in Mali’s history. AQIM Gao attack on 18 JAN 17 is the deadliest by a jihadist group in Mali and... read more

Mali: December 2016 Violence Related to AQIM, Ansar al-Din, MUJWA, and Islamic State Branch in the Sahel

By Rida Lyammouri January 31, 2017 December 2016 by the numbers: At least 27 attacks conducted by violent extremist organizations (VEOs) recorded in December 2016. Ansar al-Din officially claimed 17 out of the 27 attacks through its media arm al-Rimah. Out of 27... read more

Mali: November 2016 Violence Related to AQIM, Ansar al-Din, MUJWA, and Islamic State Branch in the Sahel

By Rida Lyammouri January 31, 2017 November 2016 by the numbers: At least 28 attacks conducted by violent extremist organizations (VEOs) recorded in November 2016. However only 11 were officially claimed by jihadist groups. 6 claimed by Ansar al-Din through its media... read more

Mali: October 2016 Violence Related to AQIM, Ansar al-Din, MUJWA, and Islamic State Branch in the Sahel

There were at least 16 casualties and 21 injuries in violent attacks related to VEOs in Mali in October 2016. Out of 18 attacks MINUSMA forces were targeted 5 times, Malian Army 8 times, Barkhane forces 3 times, 1 civilian vehicle [ambulance at Malian Army... read more
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