France.- The head of the jihadist group Islamic State in the Great Sahara, Adnan Abut Walid al Sahraoui, was killed by the military forces of France, announced French President Emmanuel Macron.
While the “Elysium“detailed that Walid al Sahraoui, considered to be responsible for the vast majority of attacks against Mali, Burkinia Faso and Niger, had lost his life after the intervention of European forces.
Through your official account Twitter, Macron assured that “this is a new great success in the fight against terrorist groups in the Sahel.”
It is worth mentioning that the region where it was “neutralized“The jihadist leader commonly hosts the conflicts of two Islamic groups: the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (EIGS) and the Islam and Muslims Support Group, which is related to Al Qaeda.
EIGS has carried out various deadly attacks against civilians and military in the well-known “zone of the three borders“.
On August 9, 2020, in Niger, the head of the jihadist group personally mandated the murder of 6 aid workers of French nationality, as well as the murder of the guide and driver who were transferring them.
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While last June and July, the French armed forces eliminated and apprehended the various senior officials responsible for the EIGS branch.