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Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahraoui

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New jihadist alliance strikes

Near Ménaka in the eastern area of Mali bordering Niger a coalition of Tuareg self-defence groups backed by Malian troops and French special forces has inflicted significant losses on the group clustered around Abu Walid al Sahraoui...

Strains on the front line

Jihadists have responded to the prospect of a reinforced counter-terror effort by Sahelian states with a predictable verbal and military riposte: the État Islamique dans le Grand Sahara led by Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahraoui has declared that jihadists in the Sahel sub-region are 'working together' to fight against the G5 troops...

Own goal in Ouaga?

Possible splitA further complication is the possible existence of an alliance between Ansar Al Islam and an ill-defined armed group under the control of a former MUJAO operative Abu Walid al Sahraoui who has been active on the Malian-Burkina border and was reportedly recognised by Islamic State as one of its affiliates in October 2016...

    Vol 58 No 7 |
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Combat and compromise

One thing that remains unclear is whether there is also coordination with the followers of Abu Walid el Sahraoui a jihadist commander operating in the east who last year pledged allegiance to Da'ish ('Islamic State')...

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