Sahara chief of Islamic State group 'killed' by French troops


The French government has announced that Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi died after a strike by France's Operation Barkhane force, which fights Islamist militants in the Sahel, mostly in Mali, Niger, Chad and Burkina Faso.

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The head of the Islamic State group in the Sahara has been killed by French troops, President Emmanuel Macron has said, reports BBC News.