Tuesday, June 29, 2010

VIDEO POST: Al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb: Shade of Swords Series, "Expedition of Timazirt"

The Al-Andalus Media Foundation, the media outlet of Al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), which is based in Algeria with a branch(es) in the Sahara and northwest Africa, has produced a video series, "Shade/Shadows of Swords," documenting its ongoing insurgency against the Algerian government for several years. The series is consistently well-made and usually shows AQIM fighters ambushing Algerian military, police, and security forces in the more rural areas of the country, particularly along the Mediterranean coast.

The latest installment of "Shade of Swords," released two days ago, is entitled "Expedition of Timazirt" and shows AQIM fighters ambushing an Algerian police convoy after setting off a roadside bomb. The video is embedded below (because it contains violence, viewer discretion is advised).


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