A top commander for the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) was reportedly killed in a French military operation in northern Mali over the weekend. The French military announced Monday 27 August 2018 that its forces carried out airstrikes and a ground operation Sunday 26 August in Mali’s northern Menaka region. The airstrikes reportedly…

There are believed to be around 30,000 ISIS fighters across Iraq and Syria, according to two new reports from the Pentagon and the U.N., far higher than previous estimates. ISIS is focused “on keeping a toehold in Iraq and Syria and embedding its supporters into local populations.” The U.S. Lead Inspector General report cites a…

Suspected jihadists killed more than 30 Tuaregs on Mali’s northeastern border with Niger, informed sources said Saturday, in the second such attack in two days. The former Tuareg rebel group MSA and tribal leaders said the massacre occurred Friday, a day after another attack by gunmen on motorbikes had left 12 people dead outside the…

Thirty jihadists were killed Sunday in Mali by French and Malian forces during a confrontation with about sixty fighters in the Akabar area, near the border with Niger, said Thursday the spokesperson of the French headquarters. This clash took place as part of a “reconnaissance and control operation in the Akabar region, conducted since 28…

An organization claiming to be part of the Islamic State (ISIS) group assured that all Sahelian jihadists were “reaching out” to fight the joint force of five countries in the region. The group, led by Adnan Abu Walid Sahrawi and called “Islamic State in the Greater Sahara” (ISGS), claimed on Friday a series of attacks,…