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In the Sahel, jihadists are also waging an information war

2021-05-06T12:51:25.713Z

Failing to be able to win field victories against the local armies, they seek symbolic victories. The video of journalist Olivier Dubois, kidnapped in Mali in April, quickly circulated on social networks. It was published on a media close to al-Qaida and then widely relayed ... The video was being authenticated on Wednesday, even if those who closely follow the case had little doubt. A month after his disappearance and without public reaction, the Jnim, a subsidiary of al-Qaida in the Sahel, w



The video of journalist Olivier Dubois, kidnapped in Mali in April, quickly circulated on social networks.

It was published on a media close to al-Qaida and then widely relayed ... The video was being authenticated on Wednesday, even if those who closely follow the case had little doubt.

A month after his disappearance and without public reaction, the Jnim, a subsidiary of al-Qaida in the Sahel, was apparently starting to grow impatient.

By widely disseminating the images of his hostage, the jihadists have decided to give him value, to test French opinion and to advance their pawns in the information war.

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“Terrorist groups use social networks.

It is a mode of action that is being reinforced ”

, we explained to the Ministry of the Armed Forces a few days ago, noting an upsurge in jihadist activity on the internet.

"It is a strategic question more than a technical one"

, one added, noting the simplicity of the means employed: a computer, a connection.

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Source: lefigaro

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