US Offers $5 Million Bounty for Arrest of Polisario’s ex-Member Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahraoui

American authorities announced on Friday a $5 million reward for information leading to the location, the identification, the arrest or conviction of Adnan Abou Walid al-Sahraoui, an ex-member of the polisario separatist group, supported by Algeria, and current chief of ISIS in Great Sahara (ISIS-GS).

 

Al Sahraoui terror group has claimed responsibility for the October 2017 ambush of a joint US-Nigerien patrol near the village of Tongo Tongo, Niger, which resulted in the deaths of four US soldiers.

ISIS-GS emerged when Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahraoui and his followers split from Al-Mourabitoun, an al-Qaeda offshoot. Al-Sahraoui first pledged allegiance to ISIS in May 2015, and in October 2016, ISIS acknowledged it received a pledge of allegiance from the group under al-Sahraoui.

ISIS-GS is primarily based in Mali and operates along the Mali-Niger border and has claimed responsibility for several attacks under al-Sahraoui’s leadership.

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Khalid Al Mouahidi : A binational from the US and Morocco, Khalid El Mouahidi has worked for several american companies in the Maghreb Region and is currently based in Casablanca, where he is doing consulting jobs for major international companies . Khalid writes analytical pieces about economic ties between the Maghreb and the Mena Region, where he has an extensive network