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The 'gentle' face of al-Qaeda

Images of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and their local offshoots and rivals in northern Mali.
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2012 11:49

To learn more about these images, read Al Jazeera's exclusive article from inside northern Mali.


Ibrahim Saehon/Al Jazeera
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has been active in northern Mali for a decade.


May Ying Welsh/Al Jazeera
Ansar al Din is a Malian armed group that hosts al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) much as the Taliban did in Afghanistan.


May Ying Welsh/Al Jazeera
A young mujahid in Timbuktu.


Ibrahim Saehon/Al Jazeera
Al-Qaeda has had some success in winning over people in northern Mali.


May Ying Welsh/Al Jazeera
But many are still afraid of them.


May Ying Welsh/Al Jazeera
The Mujahideen distribute charity in hospitals and slums.


Ibrahim Saehon/Al Jazeera
French AQIM member and former MSF aid worker Abdul Jalil attends Friday prayers in Timbuktu.


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A rare image of Ansar al Din head Iyad Aghali who has refused numerous interview requests from Al Jazeera


Ibrahim Saehon/Al Jazeera
Al-Qaeda have millions of Euros in hostage ransoms to spread in one of the poorest regions on earth.


/Al Jazeera
Yet most Tuaregs still prefer national liberation movements like the MNLA who are penniless


May Ying Welsh/Al Jazeera
“We want our sisters to feel the wind in their hair,” says Tuareg herder Bukhadou.


May Ying Welsh/Al Jazeera
Burned Mali Army tank, Tinzouatene. Defeated, Mali began relying more on ethnic paramilitaries to fight Tuareg rebellion.


Ibrahim Saehon/Al Jazeera
Colonel Habi Ag Al Salat was an Army commander who witnessed Mali’s northern strategy from the inside.


May Ying Welsh/Al Jazeera
Countless Malian soldiers have died in the Sahara trying to crush the never-ending Tuareg insurgency.


May Ying Welsh/Al Jazeera
The isolation of Northern Mali and poverty of its people makes it ideal for drugs, weapons and people smuggling.


/Al Jazeera
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb calls for preserving the territorial integrity of Mali.


May Ying Welsh/Al Jazeera
Northern Mali's vast deserts of rock and sand are believed to contain oil, gas, and uranium.


Ibrahim Saehon/Al Jazeera
The author at Ansar al Din's guesthouse in Timbuktu. The graffiti says "Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb".



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The Gentle face of Al Qaedahttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243en-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Thu, 27 Dec 2012 15:53:17 GMTSun, 30 Dec 2012 10:23:54 GMT http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=0dlRdc73y25CcAl Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has been active in northern Mali for a decade.Sun, 30 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=0dlRdc73y25CcIbrahim SaehonAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesAl Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has been active in northern Mali for a decade. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=0c3U4vC3pFaVCAnsar al Din is a Malian armed group that hosts Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) much as the Taliban did in Afghanistan.Thu, 27 Dec 2012 16:04:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=0c3U4vC3pFaVCMay Ying WelshAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesAnsar al Din is a Malian armed group that hosts Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) much as the Taliban did in Afghanistan. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=0fCn7f16mNfGJA young mujahid in TimbuktuThu, 27 Dec 2012 16:05:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=0fCn7f16mNfGJMay Ying WelshAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesA young mujahid in Timbuktu http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=07Id0j8cNNeBOAl Qaeda has had some success in winning over people in northern Mali. Thu, 27 Dec 2012 16:05:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=07Id0j8cNNeBOIbrahim SaehonAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesAl Qaeda has had some success in winning over people in northern Mali. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=00Le0vF0VU2iWBut many are still afraid of themThu, 27 Dec 2012 16:05:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=00Le0vF0VU2iWMay Ying WelshAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesBut many are still afraid of them http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=0aoBaFCcQM7BxThe Mujahideen distribute charity in hospitals and slums. Thu, 27 Dec 2012 16:06:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=0aoBaFCcQM7BxMay Ying WelshAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesThe Mujahideen distribute charity in hospitals and slums. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=036gdSS9QC8XeFrench AQIM member and former MSF aid worker Abdul Jalil attends Friday prayers in Timbuktu.Thu, 27 Dec 2012 16:06:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=036gdSS9QC8XeIbrahim SaehonAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesFrench AQIM member and former MSF aid worker Abdul Jalil attends Friday prayers in Timbuktu. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=0e6Q5iUfhl10aA rare image of Ansar al Din head Iyad Aghali who has refused numerous interview requests from al JazeeraThu, 27 Dec 2012 16:06:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=0e6Q5iUfhl10aAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesA rare image of Ansar al Din head Iyad Aghali who has refused numerous interview requests from al Jazeera http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=0dcBgOagaU8WCAl Qaeda have millions of Euros in hostage ransoms to spread in one of the poorest regions on earth.Thu, 27 Dec 2012 16:06:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=0dcBgOagaU8WCIbrahim SaehonAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesAl Qaeda have millions of Euros in hostage ransoms to spread in one of the poorest regions on earth. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=09XOcet26l0vkYet most Tuaregs still prefer national liberation movements like the MNLA who are pennilessThu, 27 Dec 2012 16:07:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=09XOcet26l0vkAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesYet most Tuaregs still prefer national liberation movements like the MNLA who are penniless http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=0aMUcGHght27q“We want our sisters to feel the wind in their hair,” says Tuareg herder Bukhadou.Fri, 28 Dec 2012 08:48:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=0aMUcGHght27qMay Ying WelshAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images“We want our sisters to feel the wind in their hair,” says Tuareg herder Bukhadou. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=0e5FeYA2lYfyVBurned Mali Army tank, Tinzouatene. Defeated, Mali began relying more on ethnic paramilitaries to fight Tuareg rebellion.Fri, 28 Dec 2012 08:48:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=0e5FeYA2lYfyVMay Ying WelshAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesBurned Mali Army tank, Tinzouatene. Defeated, Mali began relying more on ethnic paramilitaries to fight Tuareg rebellion. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=01S0dwMg5x2uoColonel Habi Ag Al Salat was an Army commander who witnessed Mali’s northern strategy from the inside. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 08:48:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=01S0dwMg5x2uoIbrahim SaehonAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesColonel Habi Ag Al Salat was an Army commander who witnessed Mali’s northern strategy from the inside. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=0cx5cfmgFs42ZCountless Malian soldiers have died in the Sahara trying to crush the never-ending Tuareg insurgency.Fri, 28 Dec 2012 08:49:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=0cx5cfmgFs42ZMay Ying WelshAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesCountless Malian soldiers have died in the Sahara trying to crush the never-ending Tuareg insurgency. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=02BL7bYfqfgiFThe isolation of Northern Mali and poverty of its people makes it ideal for drugs, weapons and people smuggling. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 08:49:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=02BL7bYfqfgiFMay Ying WelshAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesThe isolation of Northern Mali and poverty of its people makes it ideal for drugs, weapons and people smuggling. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=0bMf9ZSdW24t4Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb calls for preserving the territorial integrity of Mali.Sun, 30 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=0bMf9ZSdW24t4Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesAl Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb calls for preserving the territorial integrity of Mali. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=0fzy6C00km7gz

Northern Mali's vast deserts of rock and sand are believed to contain oil, gas, and uranium.

Fri, 28 Dec 2012 08:49:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=0fzy6C00km7gzMay Ying WelshAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Northern Mali's vast deserts of rock and sand are believed to contain oil, gas, and uranium.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=0fTraZjapK9Ed

The author at Ansar al Din's guesthouse in Timbuktu. The graffiti says "Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb"

Fri, 28 Dec 2012 08:50:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356623597243?image_id=0fTraZjapK9EdIbrahim SaehonAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

The author at Ansar al Din's guesthouse in Timbuktu. The graffiti says "Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb"



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