A forum devoted to current political, economic trends, and news of the Maghreb region.
Friday, July 10, 2009
al-Qaeda in North Africa
A growing and important threat to the Maghreb, the Sahel region and the rest of the Middle East, as a resurgent affiliate of al-Qaeda will only embolden other Jihadist groups in the region to seek a second wave of attacks against both foreign nationals and local societies. These groups, including AQIM, are not gangs of criminals devoid of any ideological political goals.