President Emmanuel Macron took to Twitter on Thursday to announce that his forces “neutralized” Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, the pinnacle of ISIS within the Higher Sahara.
“That is one other main success in our struggle towards terrorist teams within the Sahel,” he mentioned.
There have been few particulars in regards to the army motion.
The New York Instances reported that al-Sahraoui claimed duty on the group’s behalf of the ambush assault within the Tong Tongo area of Niger.
A 12-member Military particular forces unit was accompanying 30 Nigerien troops on a mission to seize or kill a high-level terror chief in West Africa once they have been outnumbered and attacked by greater than 100 extremists carrying small arms.
The Instances identified that the 4 People killed included two Inexperienced Berets. 5 Nigerien troopers have been additionally killed.
The Related Press contributed to this report