French forces kill top IS leader in Sahel

French forces kill top IS leader in Sahel

French forces kill top IS leader in Sahel — — -Brussels (Brussels Morning) French soldiers have reportedly killed Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, the head of so-called Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, in a major blow to the jihadist group in the region.

President Emmanuel Macron broke the news early on Thursday, tweeting that the French forces have “neutralised” al Sahrawi. He declared it “another major success” in the French fight against terrorist groups in the Sahel.