USA designates al-Qaida’s Mali branch JNIM as terrorist organisation

Today, the US Department of State has designated Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM) as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation, under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, under section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224.

According to the US press release, JNIM has described itself as “al-Qaida’s official branch in Mali” and has claimed responsibility for “numerous attacks and kidnappings since it was formed in March 2017”. As a result of today’s action, JNIM will now be subject to US asset freezing measures. OFAC Notice here.

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Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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