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…

At least 10 people, members of an armed group and civilians, were killed on Tuesday in northeastern Mali, an area of confrontation between jihadists linked to the Islamic State (IS) group and two armed groups supporting Malian and French troops, sources close to the authorities said on Wednesday. “At least 10 (people), fighters of the…

Mali began the year 2019 with a deadly attack in the centre, where 37 inhabitants of a Fulani village were killed on Tuesday in an attack by traditional hunters, while the authorities initiated an inter-community dialogue to strengthen peace and security in the region. The government “informs national and international opinion of an attack that…

Some 15 Islamist terrorists were neutralized during a joint military operation led by the Nigerian army and the French force Barkhane, deployed in the Sahel, announced the Nigerian Ministry of Defence in a statement relayed Saturday evening by state television. The operation was carried out between Thursday and Friday, in the locality of Banibangou (southwest)…

Several dozen Tuareg civilians were killed between Tuesday and Wednesday by alleged jihadists in the Menaka region of northeastern Mali, near the Niger border, AFP learned on Thursday from an armed group and local officials. “Between the night of 11 and the morning of 12 December 2018, armed bandits on more than 20 motorcycles broke…

The radical Fulani preacher Amadou Koufa, a prominent jihadist leader in central Mali, is “probably” among the victims of a combined operation by the Malian and French armies against his base on the night of Thursday 22 to Friday 23 November 2018, the Malian Ministry of Defence confirmed. The Malian army and the French force…

The French army conducted an operation in central Mali during the night of Thursday 22 to Friday 23 November 2018, which resulted in the “disarming” of some “thirty terrorists”, the General Staff announced Friday evening in a statement. Army Minister Florence Parly praised “a large-scale, complex and bold action that has made it possible to…

Seven jihadists were killed overnight Sunday to Monday in northern Mali during a raid led by French soldiers from Operation Barkhane, the French army headquarters told AFP on Thursday. Among the jihadists killed was “most likely” Al-Mansour Ag Alkassim, the leader of a faction of the Support Group for Islam and Muslims, the main Sahel…

Two peacekeepers were killed and “several others” wounded on Saturday 27 October 2018 in two attacks in northern and central Mali, announced the UN mission in the country (Minusma), while the Burkina Faso army said that the two killed were part of its contingent. “This morning at dawn, Minusma peacekeepers based in Ber, in the…