Report: France Announces Its Troops Have Killed ISIS Leader In Africa Who Killed US Forces
The ISIS leader behind the death of several US troops and French charity workers have been killed by French forces in Africa according to French President Emmanuel Macron.
“The militant leader, Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahraoui, oversaw a group that claimed responsibility for an attack in 2017 that killed four American soldiers who were on patrol with Nigerien forces,” The New York Times reported.
“And in August 2020, Mr. Al-Sahraoui personally ordered the killing of six French charity workers and their Nigerian driver,” it added.
In a tweet, the French chief executive said: “This is another major success in our fight against terrorist groups in the Sahel.”
“The Nation is thinking this evening of all its heroes who died for France in the Sahel in the Serval and Barkhane operations, of the bereaved families, of all of its wounded. Their sacrifice is not in vain. With our African, European and American partners, we will continue this fight,” he added.
La Nation pense ce soir à tous ses héros morts pour la France au Sahel dans les opérations Serval et Barkhane, aux familles endeuillées, à tous ses blessés. Leur sacrifice n’est pas vain. Avec nos partenaires africains, européens et américains, nous poursuivrons ce combat.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) September 15, 2021
The report of the ISIS leader being taken down by French troops came after ISIS also claimed responsibility for the recent terror attack in Afghanistan that killed 13 US servicemen and over 100 Afghans.
According to a new report released on Wednesday, Gen. Austin Miller, the commander of US forces in Afghanistan from 2018 until July this year, already warned Democrat President Joe Biden against removing all troops from the country.
Miller warned Biden admin about US troops pullout
According to a report by Fox News’ Jacqui Heinrich, Miller slammed intelligence reports claiming that the Afghan military could fend off the Taliban for 1-3 years, implying that they will fall apart much sooner.
“According to two members present for the hearing, Gen. Miller passed his recommendations through the chain of command — that the US should keep a level of troops on the ground (2,500 was the number at the time) in order to maintain stability given the Taliban threat assessment,” Heinrich wrote.
“Miller’s view was troops should maintain a holding pattern – potentially supplemented by addt’l forces from allied nations – given the threat. Miller shared no recommendation on how long forces should have stayed, making clear he didn’t know what the end timeline would be,” the report added.
“Miller also said that he strongly dissented with the intel assessment that Afghanistan would fall to the Taliban between 1-3 years, saying he thought it would go much, much faster,” Heinrich continued.
“Miller also said once his recommendation was turned down, it became his job to execute on the withdrawal order – and eventually, decisions like abandoning Bagram were made because of constraints and troop caps imposed by the President’s orders.”
Biden’s decision to pullout troops from Afghanistan was marred by chaotic evacuation efforts including locals trying to jump on moving airplanes, the suicide bombing near the Kabul airport that killed 13 US soldiers as well as reportedly hundreds of Americans being left behind after the US military officially left the country on August 31.
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