How French forces neutralised the Islamic State’s emir Abu Walid al-Sahrawi
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After several weeks of uncertainty, President Emmanuel Macron confirmed that French forces had killed Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, leader of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (IS-GS). We take a look back to how the French forces managed to achieve this.
Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, designated by France as its main target in the Sahel during the Pau summit in January 2020, was monitored day and night by the intelligence services.
On 16 September, Macron announced that the French forces had “neutralised” the leader of the jihadist group Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (IS-GS). The president thus put an end to the rumours that had been circulating since August about the death of the man that his fighters had nicknamed ‘the Emir’.
Source: The Africa Report