An attack on a military patrol in Gao, northern Mali, killed two civilians and wounded up to eight French soldiers on Sunday, Mali’s defense ministry said. The attack comes two days after Islamist militants killed at least six people during a raid on a military headquarters in central Mali, a country where French troops are…

Islamist militants raided the headquarters of “G-5 Sahel” a regional military taskforce in central Mali on Friday afternoon, opening fire with rockets and guns and attempting to infiltrate the base, the defence ministry said. The attack on the G5 Sahel joint force headquarters in Sevare left six dead and many wounded, according to an initial…

Insecurity in Mali “continues to rage” and is progressing toward the center of the country, according to an interim UN report. Members of Plateforme, an armed pro-government coalition, and the CMA rebel alliance, who were signatories to a 2015 peace deal, are seeing “progressive decline of their influence in areas traditionally under their indirect or…

A landmine explosion blew up a civilian passenger vehicle in central Mali on Thursday, killing 24 people. The vehicle had crossed the volatile border with neighbouring Burkina Faso, where militants loyal to Islamic State are known to operate, when it ran over the mine, Malian army spokesman Colonel Diarran Kone said by telephone. In the…

An organization claiming to be part of the Islamic State (ISIS) group assured that all Sahelian jihadists were “reaching out” to fight the joint force of five countries in the region. The group, led by Adnan Abu Walid Sahrawi and called “Islamic State in the Greater Sahara” (ISGS), claimed on Friday a series of attacks,…

Three Malian soldiers were killed in a landmine explosion on Thursday while conducting a counterterrorism operation, the army said. “The Malian army became the victim of a mine explosion while tracking down terrorists,” a statement on the military’s website said. “The incident occurred on Thursday… in Bulkessy, Mopti region. Three killed and several injured.” Bulkessy…