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France announces capture of senior Islamic State figure in Mali | Reuters

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The French military has announced the seizure a senior Islamic State member in Mali by Operation Barkhane forces.

Mali’s top Islamic State official, Oumeya Ould Albakaye, has been seized by Elite French forces fighting Islamist extremists in the Sahel area of West Africa. He was taken by Operation Barkhane soldiers close to the Mali-Niger border during the night of June 11 and the early hours of June 12. France has removed soldiers sent in 2013 to repel al Qaeda and then Islamic State-affiliated fighters.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/france-announces-capture-senior-islamic-state-figure-mali-2022-06-15/?utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dfn-ebb


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