On Friday Al-Qaeda affiliated Jama’at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM) announced new forthcoming video showing its fighters in Mali. The trailer of the forthcoming video was released by Az-Zallaqa Media.
On Sunday Al-Qaeda affiliate JNIM released the much anticipated new video titled “The battle continues” featuring many Al-Qaeda ideologues and commentary against Western nations.
ITCT Associate Jasmine Opperman says, “The video contains footage of the 14th April 2018 attack against the MINUSMA base at Timbuktu. A twin SVBIED bombing was also executed during the attack. On 20 April 2018, JNIM claimed credit for the attack adding that it was a revenge attack for the killing of Saïd al-Ma, Qoutaiba al-Ansari and Abu Abdullah Ahmad al-Shankiti. They were killed respectively at the end of March and early April 2018. As in previous video releases the message to France is that the Jihad will continue.”
English version of the JNIM statement, translated by Al-Qaeda’s GIMF.