The Sahel was the only region in the world where Al Qaeda and the Islamic State organization avoided confronting each other. This exception has not been in effect for a few weeks, and the rivalry between the two terrorist organizations has set the region on fire. Decryption of Wassim Nasr, journalist at France 24 and specialist in jihadist movements.
Until now, the Sahel was the only region in the world where Al Qaeda and the Islamic State Organization (OIS) did not confront each other on the ground. This exception has been gone for a few weeks.
In a published article by the Center for Global Policy in Washington DC, our journalist Wassim Nasr, a specialist in jihadist movements, explains the causes of this peculiarity, the causes that led to its end, and the consequences of that for the countries of the region.