At least 12 ISIS terrorists who attacked an army camp have been killed by armed forces, according to reports.
The attack on the army camp in Gourma-Rharous, about 75 miles east of Timbuktu, also destroyed a half-dozen vehicles, army spokesman Lt. Col. Diarran Kone said.
French air forces, alerted by Mali’s army, responded as the assailants fled in two pick-ups, according to the Operation Barkhane statement.
ISIS terrorists have been targeting this area for a long time.
The recently formed extremist group Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen claimed responsibility for an attack on Malian forces in Tagharost, about 93 miles south of Timbuktu, according to SITE Intelligence Group which monitors online extremist activities. The extremist group said it staged a similar attack there, storming elite force barracks and taking vehicles.
An al-Qaida affiliate known as Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen claimed responsibility for the attack.
The extremist group said it destroyed two U.N. vehicles on the road between Aguelhok and Tessalit on Monday and hit the same convoy Tuesday.
America’s Freedom Fighters reported that ISIS could very well be teaming up with al-Qaida.
Vice president of the Iraq Ayad Allawi has stated that rival terror groups ISIS and Al Qaeda are exchanging ideas on ways to join forces through intermediaries in an ideology in line with that of the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Earlier this year, Al Qaeda’s leader repeated criticism of the Islamic State’s violent attacks, such as beheadings of civilians. Al Qaeda continues to refuse recognition the ISIS’s self-declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria, another major point of contention between the two radical groups.
Just kill each other you filthy Islamic satanic savages.
If you don’t, we will.
Count on it!