French forces has announced the killing of a regional ISIS leader wanted in connection with the killing of French aid workers in Niger Republic, Persecondnews.com gathered.
The French army said it “neutralised” Soumana Boura in an operation carried out with Nigerien co-operation.
Boura was wanted in connection with the killing of seven aid workers, mostly French citizens, and a guide in a Niger giraffe park in August 2020.
Operatives from France’s anti-insurgent force Operation Barkhane killed Boura in an air strike, the Defence Ministry in Paris said. He had been found in a sanctuary north of the town of Tillaberi.
France claims Boura was among the perpetrators of the August 9, 2020 attack in Koure Park, Niger. The victims had been on a day of sightseeing when they were attacked just before noon.
An ambulance sent by the French military stationed in Niger found the bodies and a burnt-out vehicle.