Jabhat Ansar al Din has confirmed that Abu Saloh al Uzbeki, the former leader of HTS’ Katibat al Tawhid wal Jihad, has indeed been arrested by his former group.
Throughout its statements, the front group has made threatening the U.S. embassy one of its main talking points.
The attack in Mali’s northern Gao region is one of the deadliest in recent months.
The capture of large parts of al Jawf allows the Houthis to focus on neighboring Ma’rib, where the internationally recognized Hadi government contests for power in the north.
Not only have the Houthis utilized this tactic more in recent weeks, but the insurgency has also exported the drones to the Arabian Sea.
The al Qaeda group has claimed a series of attacks across the Sahel in recent weeks.
The official reportedly tweeted out the statement earlier today. The official website of the Hezbollah Brigades has so far not commented, however.
Yesterday’s assault marks at least the third time the SYL Hotel has been targeted by Shabaab in recent years.