Iyad Ag Ghaly
Leader in Mali
Iyad Ag Ghaly is also known as Abu al-Fadl. The US State Department designated him as a Terrorist in February 2013. He leads an organization in Mali that is affiliated with Al-Qaeda. He is a Malian Tuareg militant from Mali's Kidal region. In April 2012 he gave a radio interview in Timbuktu announcing that Sharia law would be enforced in the city, including the veiling of women, the stoning of adulterers, and the punitive mutilation of thieves.