MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Justice, finally, for a section leader and his family. The antheral believed to beryllium liable for the decease of Sgt. La David Johnson from Miami Gardens is dead.
French forces killed Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, the person of the Islamic State successful the Greater Sahara affiliate.
French President Emmanuel Macron made the announcement connected Twitter aboriginal Thursday, saying “Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi was neutralized by French forces.”
French officials announced helium died from wounds suffered successful a onslaught connected a motorbike carrying 2 radical during a French-led aerial and crushed cognition successful Mali.
The cognition took spot successful august.
They added that the hold successful announcing his decease was owed to the French efforts to corroborate his identity.
In 2017, al-Sahrawi pb the ambush of United States forces successful Niger that killed 4 American soldiers, including Johnson.
Johnson and the remainder of the troops returned occurrence but soon realized they were outgunned and outnumbered and tried to thrust retired of the termination zone.
Back successful 2018, the U.S. subject determined Johnson and his comrades acted bravely.
“There were galore acts of bonzer bravery that occurred connected that day,” said Major General Roger L. Cloutier, the pb investigator. “Sgt. La David Johnson archetypal of each died actively engaging the enemy. He was ne'er captured alive. His hands were ne'er bound.”
Johnson’s remains were recovered from Niger and brought location to Miami Gardens wherever helium was laid to remainder with afloat subject honors.
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, who knew Johnson, released a connection Thursday night, saying:
“While his assassination does not marque up for the galore lives mislaid astatine his direction, it is an important measurement successful the combat against terrorism. I anticipation this quality brings immoderate measurement of comfortableness to the families who mislaid loved ones during his reign of panic and sends a beardown informing to different ISIS leaders.”