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Armed groups committing atrocities in Mali

Armed groups committing atrocities in Mali

Mali is plagued by armed groups, making swaths of territory ungovernable. However, UN peacekeepers have been kicked out.

Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wa al-Muslimeen (JNIM) is designated as a terrorist organization by multiple countries and international organizations, including the United Nations Security Council. It operates primarily in the Sahel region, including Mali, and has been involved in numerous attacks targeting civilians and security forces.

Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wa al-Muslimeen (JNIM) is designated as a terrorist organization by multiple countries and international organizations, including the United Nations Security Council.

Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wa al-Muslimeen (JNIM) is designated as a terrorist organization by multiple countries and international organizations, including the United Nations Security Council.

The geopolitical landscape in Mali, along with its neighboring countries Burkina Faso and Niger, has seen significant shifts in recent years. Military governments have seized power, leading to changes in security strategies and alliances. These nations, plagued by the activities of armed groups operating across porous borders, have opted for a new approach, including the expulsion of French forces that previously assisted in counterinsurgency efforts.

In place of the French forces, a security alliance has been forged, and there has been a notable pivot towards engaging Russian mercenary units for assistance. This shift reflects the evolving dynamics of power and influence in the region.

Furthermore, the withdrawal of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in December, at the behest of the military government, underscores the changing landscape of international peacekeeping efforts in the region.

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