World The Malian army announces the death of Jihadist executives, including a Franco-Tunisian

13:30  17 april  2022
13:30  17 april  2022 Source:   france24.com

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Samir al-Bourhan, a Franco-Jihadist setting. Tunisian, is part of the "dozen terrorists" eliminated at two aerial strikes on Thursday, in the center of the country, announced the Malian armed forces on Saturday.

In a statement, the General Staff of the Mali indicates that the Malian Armed Forces (FAMA) have, thanks to two aerial strikes executed on April 14, managed to "neutralize a dozen terrorists in the Ganguel Forest" which is "about 10 kilometers" from the locality of Moura.

"These strikes have led to neutralize some GSIM executives" ( Support Group for Islam and Muslims) , the main jihadist alliance in the Sahel, linked to Al Qaeda and led by Chief Touareg Malien Iyad AG Ghaly, "Which Samir Al-Bourhan, a Franco-Tunisian terrorist frame, speaking French and Arabic", says the staff.

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The Malian army says it has acted "on the basis of specific technical information reporting Consolidation of terrorists ", coming according to her" To go up the morale of the fighters "of the GSIM and" bring the financial and logistical supports both expected "after their" cooking lapel of Moura ".

The army says "neutralized" at the end of March 203 Jihadists at Moura , where the American human rights NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) accuses the on the contrary to have summarily executed 300 civilians with the help of foreign fighters. No photo or video allowing to accredit the version of the Malian authorities or that of HRW has emerged from Moura since then. The United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) asked in vain for several days to Bamako to allow it to send a team of investigators on site.

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governed since 2020 by military arrived in power by the force , the Mali has been plunged, since 2012, in a deep sectarian crisis that the Deployment of foreign forces has not resolved. Parts of the northern country, jihadist violence extended to the center and the south, before the conflict becomes complicated with the emergence of community militias and criminal bands.

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