Al-Mulathameen

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Al-Mulathameen Brigade (Brigade of the Masked Ones)[1][2] was a terrorist militant organisation active in North and West Africa founded and led by Mokhtar Belmokhtar[3] who was previously a member of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. In 2013 Al-Mulathameen merged with Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa to form Al-Mourabitoun.[4][5] In 2017 Al-Mourabitoun merged with the Saharan branch of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Ansar Dine, and Macina Liberation Front to form Jama'at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslimin.[6][7]

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  1. ^ https://ent.siteintelgroup.com/index.php?option=com_customproperties&view=search&task=tag&tagId=577
  2. ^ http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/17/world/meast/algeria-who-is-belmoktar/index.html
  3. ^ https://news.siteintelgroup.com/jihadist-news/moktar-belmoktar-a-primer-on-the-al-qaeda-leader-in-the-sahara.html
  4. ^ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-23796920
  5. ^ "Jihadists in Mali step up attacks, kill 7 soldiers". Long War Journal. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Al-Qaeda now has a united front in Africa's troubled Sahel region". 3 March 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Islamic extremist groups to merge in Mali, pledge allegiance to al-Quaida".