Malian troops killed 11 jihadists who had ambushed them in the centre of the country, in clashes that also left one soldier dead, the defence ministry said. Armed Tuareg groups supporting the government also reported assailants executed more than 20 people on Friday 20 July 2018 in a village in the northeast. The attacks highlighted…

France announced on Friday 16 February 2018 that it has taken a significant blow to the jihadist armed groups in Mali, by a “daring” raid by the French forces of the Barkhane operation in which about twenty jihadists, among whom some leaders, were killed or captured in the north-east of the country. “Twenty-three terrorists, including…

French forces on Wednesday 4 February 2018 led at least one raid near Tinzaouatene, at the Algerian border, against the terrorists, a local Malian military source told AFP. “There were at least 10 deaths and two vehicles were destroyed.” Malik Ag Wanassnat, an ex colonel in the Malian army who had defected, who is close…

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,…