Thursday, 28 June 2012

Senegal faces al-Qaeda threat (Magharebia.com)

Senegal faces al-Qaeda threat (Magharebia.com)

As Senegal prepares to send troops to Mali as part of a regional stabilisation force, a new report indicates al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is targeting the West African state.
Dakar daily Le Quotidien reported June 21st that "intelligence services have learned of specific threats of attacks on Senegal by this armed Islamist organisation which claims to represent al-Qaeda. The terrorist group, which operates in the Maghreb and Sahel regions, including Algeria, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, now wants to add Senegal to the list of countries it fights in."
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