French Troops Capture Key Islamic State Figure In Mali: Report

The French Barkhane force captured the Islamic State Figure in Sahel region. (Representational)


French troops deployed in Mali have captured a senior figure in the branch of the Islamic State extremist group in the Sahel region of Africa, the military said Wednesday.

“In the night of 11-12 June, an operation of the (French) Barkhane force allowed the capture of Oumeya Ould Albakaye, a senior figure in the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (IS-GS),” a spokesman for the chief of staff told AFP.

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