By Mawassi Lahcen- In an unprecedented move, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) launched a 41-minute provocative video about Morocco last Wednesday (September 11th).

AQIM's goal of establishing a foothold In Mali came through an alliance with Ansar al-Din fighters, shown here near Timbuktu. [AFP-Romaric Ollo Hein]