On December 12, a previously unknown organization calling itself Jamat Tawhid wal Jihad fi Garbi Afriqqiya (Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa - MOJWA
) released a video of the abducted aid workers.
See Dimitri Kabore, "Liberation des otages du Mujao: escale a Ouagadougou," Fasozine, July 19, 2012; "Algerie: un groupe islamiste ouest-africain revendique l'attentat de Tamanrasset," Agence France-Presse, March 3, 2012; personal interviews, internally displaced Gao residents, Bamako, Mali, May 29, 2012; Dario Cristiani, "West Africa's MOJWA
Militants--Competition for al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb?" Terrorism Monitor 10:7 (2012); "Radical Islamist Group Threatens France," Agence France-Presse, January 3, 2012; "Al-Akhbar News Agency interview with Hamada Mohamed Kheirou, a commander in the al-Tawhid w'al-Jihad Movement," Ansar al-Mujahidin Forum, May 1, 2012.