Sanda Ould Bouamama
Leader Ansar Dine
Sanda Ould Bouamama (Sidi Mohamed Ould Mohamed Ould Bouamama), was a leader and spokesperson for Ansar Dine, closely affiliated with al Qaeda. Ansar Dine claims responsibility for attacks on U.N. peacekeepers and the Malian army during their jihadi occupation of Mali. After being arrested and held in a secret location
by Mauritanian authorities, Sanda Ould Bouamama was released in 2015, a decision heavily criticized by the international community.