Moscow : A senior leader of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP banned in Russia) was killed in an airstrike launched by African allies on jihadist targets in the Chad Basin. Nigerian news website Leadership gave this information citing a military source. The source told the news outlet that Ammar bin-Omar was killed last week in a coordinated security operation conducted by the air forces of Nigeria and Niger.
Bin-Omar was part of the top ISIS Mujahideen Dialogue Committee deployed in the Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) caliphate in February 2022, the leadership quoted the source as saying. ISWAP is active in the Chad Basin where militants are involved in insurgency against Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger. The four allies have formed a multinational joint task force to fight local IS militants.