Movement for the Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO)

Movement for the Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO)

Walton Beacham
10 years ago

The Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) is a splinter group of the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), which formally announced its existence following its abduction of three humanitarian workers from a Saharan refugee camp in Tindouf on 23 October 2011. MUJAO's leaders are known to be drug traffickers involved in the drugs trade in the Sahel and southern Algeria.Merger with Belmokhtar 2013 MUJAO and The Masked Batalion  announced a merger of their groups renaming themselves The Mourabitounes (also known as al-Murabitun, The Sentinels, Al-Murābiṭūn, The Almoravids). The merger is only partialy complete because it was not signed by some…

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