The US State Department designated ISIS-GS as a Foreign Terrorist Organization
在 2018, and announced in
2019 一个 $ 5 million reward for information leading to the capture of al Sahraoui
He was responsible for “cowardly and particularly deadly” attacks targeting civilians and security forces in Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso, according to a statement from a French presidential spokesperson. 在八月 2020, al Sahraoui “personally ordered” the killing of six French humanitarian workers and their driver and guide, 声明添加.
President Macron announced in June 2021 an end to the current French deployment in the Sahel region, Operation Barkhane, with a gradual handover to a multilateral mission. This would entail a “”profound transformation” of the French military presence in the Sahel, President Macron said on June 10.
According to the French Ministry of Defense, as of September, France has 5,100 troops deployed across five countries in the Sahel region: Chad, Mali, Niger, Mauritania and Burkina Faso.
The incoming international effort will be spearheaded by the Takuba Task Force, a European military task force led by France which advises, assists and accompanies Malian Armed Forces in the Sahel, according to the French president. The French army will constitute the “backbone” of that force, completed by special forces from European and partner countries in the region.
这是一个发展中的故事, more to come.