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The Treasury Department designated four Hezbollah operatives based in West Africa. The operatives are said to have helped Hezbollah in its recruitment and fundraising efforts, among other activities.
President Sall warned that the threat of Islamism remains in the Sahel even though it has been “seriously contained” in Mali. He praised France and the “synergy” that has arisen between France and north African countries battling the Islamist threat. Senegal currently has 815 soldiers deployed with the AFISMA mission in Mali.