IntelBrief: Islamists gain ground amid Mali coup

In a new collaboration, the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center will be occasionally partnering with the Soufan Group, an international strategic consultancy, to make available short timely reports on African security issues as part of the latter’s “IntelBrief” series.

The first report, authored by Ansari Center director J. Peter Pham, highlights the challenge posed by the emergence of Islamist militant forces with links to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb as a significant part of the rebel forces that have seized control of the northern half of Mali over the course of the last week.

Click here to view the report on TSG’s website

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