At least 16 soldiers have been killed in a raid on an army camp in central Mali’s Mopti region, two local councillors in the area where the attack happened said. The base is in the village of Dioura, the mayor of the nearest town Kareri, Youssouf Coulibaly, told Reuters by telephone from inside the base…

Two French soldiers of Operation Barkhane were seriously wounded on 10 March in a terrorist attack in central-eastern Mali. This is reported in the French newspaper “Le Figaro”. The attack began in the middle of the day with the explosion of a car bomb, followed by an incursion of terrorists riding motorcycles. Ten minutes later,…

Six Malian soldiers were killed on Tuesday when their vehicle hit a mine during two separate patrols in central Mali, the Malian armed forces announced, while security sources reported a death toll of seven. “On the morning of Tuesday, March 12, 2019, two FAMa (Malian Armed Forces) escort vehicles jumped on improvised explosive devices (IEDs),…

A senior jihadist leader in Mali whom France said it had killed last November survived the attack and appears in a new propaganda video mocking French and Malian forces, the SITE Intelligence Group said on Friday. French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly told parliament a few days after the Nov. 22 raid that Amadou Koufa,…

About fifteen jihadists of the Macina Liberation Front were “put out of action” on Saturday in an air strike by the French army in central Mali, the French army general staff announced on Monday. The French military had already killed Thursday in Mali the number two of the main Sahel jihadist alliance linked to el-Qaëda,…

French troops fighting Islamist militants in Mali have killed a one of the Sahel region’s leading jihadists, France’s defense minister said on Friday. Yahia Abou Hamman was the number two in command of Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM), an umbrella group for al Qaeda-linked insurgents in West Africa’s Sahara. The group claimed responsibility for a…

French forces in Operation Barkhane conducted Wednesday air strikes against “an armed terrorist group” in the Mopti region (central Mali), “in coordination” with the Malian forces, announced Thursday in Paris the army headquarters. “The Barkhane force has engaged two Mirage 2000 patrols from the N’Djamena base, supported by a Reaper drone,” according to a statement….

Two UN peacekeepers from Sri Lanka died and several were wounded on Friday in central Mali when their vehicle hit a mine, UN mission in Mali (MINUSMA) sources announced. “This morning at around 0600, a vehicle in a MINUSMA logistics convoy hit a mine near Douentza, Mopti region,” a UN statement said. It added that…

Gunmen killed at least eight Chadian UN peacekeepers in an attack Sunday 20 January 2019 on one of their bases in northern Mali, a source close to the MINUSMA force said. “According to a new toll, still provisional, at least eight peacekeepers have been killed,” the source said. The attack happened early Sunday at the…

About 15 jihadists suspected of planning an attack were killed on 10 January in central Mali by French air strikes, the French army headquarters announced in its weekly operational point. “On January 10, air strikes were carried out by Mirage 2000 and an Atlantic 2 force (Barkhane), supported by a Reaper UAV, on this terrorist…