Al‐Qaeda terrorism in the Sahara? Edwin Dyer's murder and the role of intelligence agencies

@article{Keenan2009AlQaedaTI,
  title={Al‐Qaeda terrorism in the Sahara? Edwin Dyer's murder and the role of intelligence agencies},
  author={J. Keenan},
  journal={Anthropology Today},
  year={2009},
  volume={25},
  pages={14-18}
}
  • J. Keenan
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology Today
  • In this article, Jeremy Keenan analyses the recent spate of ‘westerners’ taken hostage in the Sahara, reportedly by Al-Qaeda of the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). The article, drawing on Keenan's earlier analyses of some three dozen hostage-takings in the region since the launch of the US ‘War on terror’ in the region in 2003, raises questions about the extent to which AQIM is associated with the Algerian and other regional intelligence services; the extent to which western intelligence services have… CONTINUE READING
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