The United States welcomed France’s announcement of the assassination of Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, the leader of the “ISIS” organization in the Greater Sahara.
“We commend France’s continued commitment to fighting terrorism and protecting civilians in West Africa, in coordination with our African partners,” the State Department said in a statement on Friday.
The US State Department indicated that Abu Walid Al-Sahrawi is responsible for many acts of violence against civilians and military personnel in the Sahel region, including the attack on the joint US-Nigerian patrol in the Tongo Tongo region of Niger on October 4, 2017, which resulted in the killing of 4 US soldiers and the same number of soldiers. Niger army.
“The United States remains committed to continuing the efforts of our African partners, France, and the international community to advance the security and well-being of civilians in West Africa,” the statement emphasized.