Ansarul Islam Networks in Mali and Burkina Faso

On February 20, 2018, the US Department of State sanctioned Ansarul Islam as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) pursuant to Executive Order 13224. According to the designation statement, “Ansarul Islam is a terrorist group based in Burkina Faso. The group has launched numerous attacks in northern Burkina Faso near the border with Mali.”

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