Members of ISIS linked al-Qaeda, Sahel-based group Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM) have released a video showing the killing of four US soldiers who were killed last October during an ambush in Niger Republic.
Reports say the video which was released on an IS outlet on messaging app Telegram consists mainly of raw footage, including images apparently filmed using a helmet camera belonging to one of the soldiers killed.
About 24-hours ago, JNIM claimed responsibility for the coordinated attack on the army headquarters and French embassy in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso which left no less than 16 people dead including eight gunmen.
The Al Qaeda group revealed that it carried out the attack in response to the killing of one of its leaders, Mohamed Hacen al-Ancari, in a recent raid by French forces according to Mauritanian news agency Alakhbar.
Burkina Faso like some of its West African neighbours has been targeted sporadically by extremist groups operating across Africa’s Sahel region.
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