TRAC Incident Report: French Barkhane Forces Neutralises Ansaroul Islam IED Commander, Oumarou Mobo Modhi, Near the Burkina Faso Border, Mali – 11 October 2021

Frida Bergström
2 weeks ago

TRAC Top LineThe strike comes as Operation Barkhane, the French deployment in the Sahel region that has been in place since August 2014, is nearing its end. Together with the recent airstrike targeting the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) leader Adnan Abou Walid al Sahraoui on 16 September 2021, this reflects an important victory for France and its mission in the Sahel region. Further, this is especially important given that a contract between Mali and the Russian Wagner Group is about to be finalised, something that would threaten France's influence in the region. The death of Oumarou Mobo Modhi represents a big blow to…

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