Three months after an attack on U.S. soldiers in Niger Republic in October, an Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate Abu al-Walid al-Sahrawi has claimed responsibility for the hit.
It would be recalled that the attack which occurred on October 4 killed four U.S. soldiers and four Nigerien troops about 120 miles (200 kilometers) north of Niger’s capital, Niamey.
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The Mauritanian Nouakchott News Agency reports that the group had also claimed responsibility for Thursday’s attack on a French military convoy, and for a series of attacks in Niger and border areas with Mali and Burkina Faso.
The news agency has carried messages from the affiliate before, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadist websites.