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MOJWA – A splinter group of AQIM

With the formation of the Jamaat Tawhid Wal Jihad Fi Garbi Ifriqiya (The Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa – MOJWA) on 10 December 2011, young militants from al Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) declared an internal uprising against the leadership of AQIM and broke away from their parent organization. While espousing the same goals, their means are different; the young militants seek to finance their activities using kidnappings for ransom. 

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