Friday’s assault marks the Islamic State’s deadliest attack in Mali to date.
The White House announced earlier today that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of the Islamic State, has been killed during a raid in Syria’s Idlib province. Under his leadership, the Islamic State grew into an international terrorist menace.
The bombing came as Turkey also shelled the city. It is likely that as the Turkish advance continues, the Islamic State will further exploit the chaos inside northern Syria to regroup and conduct more attacks.
The rising of Islamic State sleeper cells could become more common as the Kurdish-dominated SDF is diverted to the newly announced Turkish invasion of northern Syria.
The camp is at least the second one ran by the Islamic State in Somalia’s northern Puntland region.
The U.S. military killed eight Islamic State fighters yesterday in the first recorded airstrike against the group in more than one year.
Both groups have claimed deadly assaults in Burkina Faso, playing into the already perilous security situation in the country.
In a newly-released audio message, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi boasts that his Islamic State has conducted “unified raids” across the globe this year. Many of these operations were conducted by the Islamic State’s wilayat, or provinces,