Terrorism in the Sahel: 4 Important Trends
Phase two of this joint Hub/ACSRT project shows how Terrorist and Violent Extremist Organizations (TVEO) activity is spreading in complexity and geographically from the SAHEL towards the south despite collaborative counter-terrorism efforts.
The security situation in the Sahel continues to degrade, a reality reflected by the increase in violent acts and casualties. Terrorism remains a major source of insecurity, but often overlaps with other forms of conflict, creating complex insecurity environments. This second joint HUB/ACSRT report which analyses Terrorist and Violent Extremist Organizations (TVEOs) in the Sahel, looked at JNIM, ISGS, Boko Haram and ISWAP. During the period of analysis, new trends became evident, both in terms of number/type of attacks and geographical areas.