Monday, August 02, 2010

IN PICTURES: Al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM): From Algeria to the Sahel

"The mujahid-brother, Abu al-Walid al-Maghrebi ("the Moroccan"), may God protect him" in Northwest Africa, where AQIM has a growing branch.

Stills from Al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb's (AQIM) two-part video production released in January, Join the Caravan, a title taken from the famous book by 'Abdullah 'Azzam, the father of the "Afghan" Arab mujahideen during the 1980s anti-Soviet jihad in Afghanistan.

AQIM fighters in Northwest Africa, the Sahel/Sahara

AQIM fighters on the march in Algeria

A young AQIM recruit is trained with an RPG

A young AQIM recruit is trained with a machine gun

AQIM fighters pictured as the senior Al-Qa'ida Central leader Abu Yahya al-Libi speaks in a previously-released AQC video message.

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