Niger: French army kills Islamic State leader

Niger: French army kills Islamic State leader

The French armed forces ministry said on Tuesday that its “Operation Barkhane” unit had killed Soumana Boura, a leading member of Islamic State in Niger.

The French army said Boura had been killed by an air strike that took place on December 20.

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Operation Barkhane is an ongoing anti-insurgent operation that started in 2014, and is led by the French military against Islamist groups in Africa’s Sahel region.

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