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La crise libyenne – Les groupes armés

13th July 2017 Africa, Analysis, Regional Document

La chute du régime de Mouammar El Kadhafi (2011), avait favorisé l’implantation de groupes armés sur le territoire libyen. Avec des visées diverses, ces groupes…

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Operation Mosul : The fear of a new humanitarian crisis.

The campaign for the recapture of Mosul, in Iraq was launched on the early morning of the 10th October while airstrikes and heavy artillery fire…

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Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

15th June 2015 Analysis, Mapping

Mapping features of armed groups The original goal of AQIM was to install an Islamic government across the Maghreb region. Their birthplace is Algeria and…

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Mapping features of armed groups: Ansar al-Sharia (Libya)

16th April 2015 Analysis, Mapping

Ansar al-Sharia (ASL) means “Partisans of Islamic law” in Arabic and it emerged as an extremist group following the February 2011 anti-Gaddafi uprising. The militants’…

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Mapping features of armed groups: Ansar al-Sharia (Tunisia)

16th April 2015 Analysis, Mapping

Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia (AST) promotes the idea of global jihad as well as a Salafi interpretation of Islam. Their main target audience are young…

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Mapping features of armed groups: Boko Haram

16th March 2015 Analysis, Mapping

Created in 2001, the group originally aimed to implement Sharia law, prohibitting any influence of Western education and culture, and setting up a welfare association…

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Mapping features of armed groups: Jabhat al-Nusra (JAN)

1st March 2015 Analysis, Mapping

Jabhat al-Nusra (JAN) aims to overthrow the Assad regime and replace it with a Sunni Islamic state. However, in contrast to its rival group the…

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