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JUNE 2020

A Close Look At ISIS Terrorists’ Operations In Africa


In January, the media wing of the ISIS branch in Africa published a new video release entitled Then it will become an anguish for them”. The video highlights the areas of ISIS cells’ activity and recent operations conducted by the terrorist group in the Lake Chad area, on the border of Nigeria, Niger and Chad.

A Close Look At ISIS Terrorists' Operations In Africa

The ISIS-clamed area of activity. Click to see the full-size image


1. Northern Africa: Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Mauritania
2. West Africa: Chad, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Nigeria
3. Asia: Bilad al-Sham [Syria], Iraq, southern Turkey, Afghanistan

The released footage reveals a very low combat training level of ISIS members. At the same time, the terrorists demonstrate dauntless courage during clashes. This is a result of the successful brainwashing, the massive usage of drugs and the sense of impunity that they gained by opressing and slaughtering local population.


He who does not believe in God is with dictators and infidels in one trench, and the Mujahedeen are united in a trench by themselves. But God is with them. No matter how high their planes are, no matter how high their missiles are, no matter how high their tanks are, know that God is higher, above all… when the belief is clear and solid, with the love of God and loyalty to God and its people, victory will be… because this jihad, through it God honors Islam and Muslims… and when we leave jihad we remain dishonored.. to God to God with prayers, honesty and loyalty to God.

Using motorcycles, ISIS units successfully employ tactics light raids in a semidesertic land environment. This tactic allows them to terrorize the local population and loot properties in villages within the area of ISIS operations. These swift raids pose a serious security problem. Security forces on the countries involved in the battle against ISIS experience significant difficulties in containing this threat.

Another thing that can be seen from the released footage is a poor training and low morale of security forces’ units deployed to combat ISIS. This, at least partly, explains the difficulties in removing the terrorist threat in the Sahel region of Africa.

The security situation in the Sahel, where the French military and political influence is traditionally strong, deteriorated to the extent that Paris was forced to send additional troops to the region. On January 13, President Emmanuel Macron announced that France will send an extra 220 soldiers to West Africa to fight Islamist militants after agreeing to create a joint command structure with regional states to fight the growing insurgency.

“We have no choice. We need results,” Macron said after a summit with the leaders of Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Chad.

France already has around 4,500 troops in the region. However, the efficiency of its Operation Barkhane is in question. Since its launch in 2014, the terrorist threat in the area has grown. ISIS and other militant groups freely operate in several key areas in the region.

A Close Look At ISIS Terrorists' Operations In Africa

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  • Ed

    What a great shame we live in a time where these terrorist groups only seem to be getting stronger and the armies can’t do a single fucking thing to stop them

    • Mehmet Aslanak

      As long as French army involved, war is already lost.

  • Mehmet Aslanak

    No worries. France will surrender before ISIS was defeated.

  • Z.P.

    Where the hell are air conditioned Toyota pick up trucks?!
    And no U.S. TOV’s or ATGM’s of any kind and no M-16’s and fancy Motorola’s either ! Just same ol’ AK-47.

    Disgrace for Saudi’s, UAE, US and other sponsors of terrorism!
    This is low budget mercenary terrorism.

  • hvaiallverden

    Mali was doing better than what people belive, the problem rose when the Tunisian spectacle rised and flooded over to Libya and we all know whom was behind that, and in Mali the Tuaregs etc was setling down with an agreement and regain some independency, but for Mali their main problem was the new elected president/gov whom did one big mistake, just one, and like Gaddafy, He was couped by the invasion of the rats to the western aka France/Italy/Purtugal/Spain/Britain refused to deal with Malis new Gov and gave the pretext to invade for, yeah, make an wild guess, huh, protection.
    Mali have gold, lots of Gold, etc.
    The same bloody scrap book as everytime.
    I dont belive this is anything else than western created and backed scums, period, and now, in Congo, where the neighboring nations is having “insugents” attacking is for the same reason, and is western backed. Because of, not by all means directly, but indirectly thru passivity and doing absolutelly nothing to this nations.

    Its an shame, and then the same level of obscuring facts etc as in the Arab world, I blame the west for abolutelly everything, period, and this fight eh….. is more an merc army to guard private corps and thats it, UN is an joke, and why dont you take an look an corps like Dutch shell, etc to mining corps, whom is somehow never tuched, only civlians, and ocationally the scums attack the respective armys, again whom is behind it, gives the Intell, etc, is and should be glaringly obvious.
    Imperialism, never left Africa, slavery is sky rocketing, human trafficing is epidemic, and missery biblical.
    But Africa have the same problem as Arab nations, to much corruption and greed.
    But again, this should be solved by the Africans them self, and nobody else.


    PS: the reason, to know this was indeed induced by the same force that created and backed Whabism etc, aka the west and Saudi-barbarians, etc, is their attacks on targets witch for me made absolutelly no sense, ancient scripts, ancient Islamic/Christian/others writings and I mean real ancient writing burned down, and/or stolen, somehow this also slips the MSM and others, etc, that, is because of an reason, to wipe out African history, and specially North African and the ancient history of the Sahel/Sahara region.

    • goingbrokes

      Yep, it’s the World Government new playbook on how to wage war and beat your enemies by using disavowed proxy forces. MSM spins the narrative and fools fall for it.

  • Red Pilled ThoughtCrimes

    need a video to piece this all together. including usa and turkey moving isis into these areas.

    am assuming the mercs were trained under the SDF banner

  • Nassim7

    Strange that the article does not mention uranium – the main reason the French are interested in Mali.

    Blood for Uranium: France’s Mali intervention has little to do with terrorism


  • Peter Jennings

    Setting up of the next nato sponsored terrorist bogeymen to be a further distraction for western cash cows and a future problem for China and its Africa ambitions?
    The whole region is to see a marked different in weather patterns going forward. The northern hemisphere is beginning to experience problems with crop losses. In 20 years it will be much worse than it is already. However, those regions of Africa aforementioned could be the next bread basket of the world. The Chinese know this, the US know this and so do the EU, nasa, noaa, UN, but they would rather you fret over nato bogeymen.