The world news – ISIS in West Africa abducts women from Boko Haram, starts fighting – Benin Web TV

Elements of the Province of the Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP), attacked a stronghold of Boko Haram and abducted their women An action that sparked fighting between the two factions of the Islamist sect

Following the kidnapping of their wives, Boko Haram fighters launched a deadly attack against members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a dissident faction of the Islamist sect , killing some of them According to local media, the incident took place in the village of Sunawa, an area bordering the Republic of Niger

According to Al Thabat, an Al-Qaida-affiliated media outlet, quoted by the Guardian, the battle took place after ISWAP abducted dozens of Boko Haram women He added that « Boko Haram fighters subsequently attacked the ISWAP border base and rescued their wives from captivity » We have no idea of ​​the toll of this battle between the two extremist groups, but several Iswap fighters are said to be shot dead by Boko Haram

In the wake of the fierce battle that is reportedly still ongoing between the two factions of the sect, the Nigerian military’s public relations director, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, said the fighting continued to expose The Terrorists “ISWAP broke with Boko Haram, led by Abubakar Shekau, in 2016 Since then, a war of attrition and violent clashes have erupted between the terror factions, « he explained as quoted by Legit.ng

Going further, Yerima said the recent military operation destroyed Shekau’s farm while many abducted victims were rescued This new altercation between the two factions of the Islamist group once again exposes the conflicting relations they have maintained since their split

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The world news – ISIS in West Africa abducts women from Boko Haram, starts fighting – Benin Web TV

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