16 May '18, 7pm

State adds Islamic State in the Greater Sahara to terrorist list | FDD's Long War Journal

Abu Walid al Sahrawi, seen in an Islamic State video released in October 2016, pledging allegiance to Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. The State Department added the so-called Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) to the US government’s list of specially designated global terrorist organizations today. State also added the group’s leader, Abu Walid al Sahrawi, as a specially designated global terrorist. ISGS now joins other Islamic State wings as US designated terrorist organizations. In February, State designated Islamic State groups in West Africa, Bangladesh, mainland Egypt, the Philippines, Tunisia, and Somalia. Islamic State franchises in the Sinai, Libya, Algeria, Afghanistan, the North Caucasus, and Indonesia have previously been designated . ISGS has claimed several attacks in Burkina Faso, Niger, and Mali. Its first claim was in September 2016 , when ISGS assaulted a Bu...

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