Rabat - The Islamist organization, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) reportedly issued a new video threatening Spain that it would annex the two occupied enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla in the north of Morocco.

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]