Al-Qaeda in Africa’s terrorist branch JNIM, which declared war on ISIL terrorists, suffered heavy losses in Mali and Burkina Faso last month.
ISIL terrorists published a full article in the weekly Al-Naba about the events in these countries, where they set up a large front against al-Qaeda, which is trying to drive each other out of Mali and Burkina Faso due to rivalry between them.
The main focus of the clashes is between the provinces of Gourma and Udalan in Burkina Faso and the provinces of Mopti and Gao in Mali.
ISIL said in a statement that it had carried out 26 attacks on al-Qaeda, killing 77 members and seizing weapons, ammunition and vehicles.
According to MENASTREAM, ISIL militants are strong around Deo, in the province of Odalan, where 14 Burkina Faso soldiers were killed and eight wounded yesterday.
The source also reported that terrorists are defeating their al-Qaeda enemy, JNIM, east of Natalit in Gao Mali province.
ISIL terrorists are destroying all al-Qaeda JNIM barracks and strongholds in Mali and Burkina Faso.
Al-Naba weekly also published an interview with the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Sahala Abu Waleed al-Sahrawi, who criticized al-Qaeda in the region.
In his interview, Abu Walid al-Sahrawi spoke about the history of al-Qaeda in the Sahara and its internal activities in these countries, as well as the reasons for leaving the organization and joining the Islamic State. This interview aims to show that, unlike al-Qaeda, ISIL has been able to unite the Sakhalin jihadists free of internal strife and conflict.