UN Peacekeepers on the way out as Terrorists gain ground in Mali

CIPHER BRIEF REPORTING — As the Mali government grapples with political turmoil, a splinter faction of the militant group ISIS, known as ISIS-GS or ISIS in the [...] More The post UN Peacekeepers on the way out as Terrorists gain ground in Mali appeared first on The Cipher Brief.

UN Peacekeepers on the way out as Terrorists gain ground in Mali

CIPHER BRIEF REPORTING — As the Mali government grapples with political turmoil, a splinter faction of the militant group ISIS, known as ISIS-GS or ISIS in the Greater Sahara, has almost doubled the territory it controls in the West African country according to a United Nations report. 

According to the authors, continuous attacks and bloodshed initiated by the group have weakened the authority of signatories to the 2015 peace deal – the government, a pro-government militia and an amalgam of groups pursuing autonomy in the north.

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