Death of Sahrawi is a blow for ISIS in Sahel: French minister

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The death of the leader of ISIS in the Sahel region Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi is a decisive blow and ISIS in the region will have difficulty to replace him, French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly said on Thursday.

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“The death of Sahrawi is a decisive blow to [ISIS] in Sahel and its cohesion. It will have difficulty replacing its leader with someone of that importance,” Parly told a news conference.

President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday that French military forces had killed Sahrawi, the leader of ISIS in the Greater Sahara.

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