Islamic State Senegalese Foreign Fighter Units (ISSFF, ISISSFF) in Libya and Syria

Senegal foreign fighters supporting ISIS is estimated between 10 and 30. Some of the fighters are are doctors, teachers and those that have studied at reputed schools. Senegal's exposure to the threat of terrorism emanates from both regional and domestic factors culminating in: reported support for Boko Haram,immediate geographical proximity to Mali and Mauritania support for ISIS (though limited) and a persistent concern with separatists elements.VideoVideo: 15 December 2015 Sadio Gassama, fate missed a future doctor to be come a jihadist.  a medical student at the University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) before joining ISIS in Sirte in September 2015. Video: 09 October 2014 Selections of an interview with Omar Omsen by documentary 19HH (see section on Syria below) For more information Omar Daiby / Omsen and the entire 19HH movie: Oumar Diaby (Jabhat al-Nusra / JN) -- INDIVIDUAL PROFILE

Islamic State Senegalese Foreign Fighter Units (ISSFF, ISISSFF) in Libya and Syria is an active group formed c. 2015.
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