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The Death of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara’s Leader: An Opportunity for Dialogue?
The Death of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara’s Leader: An Opportunity for Dialogue?
A screenshot of Abou Walid Al Sahraoui speaking in photograph from an undated propaganda aired by France24 television.
Q&A / Africa

The Death of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara’s Leader: An Opportunity for Dialogue?

French authorities have announced the death of Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahraoui, founder of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara. In this Q&A, Crisis Group experts Ibrahim Yahaya Ibrahim and Jean-Hervé Jezequel explain how his demise could open space for dialogue among militants and Sahelian governments.