France Says It Has Killed Islamic State Leader Responsible for Deaths of U.S. Soldiers

France said Thursday it had killed Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, the Islamic Point out chief who led the killing of 4 U.S. servicemen in Niger in 2017 and was the architect of one particular of the terrorist outfit’s most profitable franchises subsequent the group’s reduction of its Center East territories.

“This is a different main success in our struggle versus terrorist teams in the Sahel,” French President Emmanuel Macron said, referring to the broad semiarid location south of the Sahara that has come to be dwelling to some of the world’s most deadly jihadist cells.