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Over the last decade Islamic terrorism in the Sahel – Sahara region has been fueled by the chaos that engulfed Libya in 2011, the Islamist takeover of northern Mali in 2012 and the rise of Boko Haram in northern Nigeria. [i]
The porous borders and the limited security presence in remote and sparsely populated areas allow militant terrorist groups to extend their activities across the region.
Over several decades Baluchi groups have fought Iran’s Islamic regime—as well as the neighboring Pakistani government—for greater autonomy or independence. Most militant groups in Baluchistan are based on tribal connections. These tribes have tribal patterns of authority and obligation and a tradition of helping and harboring members of allied tribes and many tribes in Pakistani Baluchistan support their oppressed brothers in Iran.
An article by Valentina Cominetti