US News Mali: at least three soldiers killed by jihadists in the Center

17:08  24 january  2021
17:08  24 january  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Malian soldiers on patrol in the capital Bamoko. At least 53 soldiers and one civilian died in the attack on an isolated military base in the north-east of Thirty-eight Malian soldiers were killed on 30 September in coordinated attacks on two army bases in the centre of the country, which has slipped

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A double jihadist attack, in central Mali, against a camp and a position of the Malian army took place very early this Sunday, January 24. A Malian army helicopter intervened. During the clashes, at least three Malian soldiers and five jihadists were killed. Other belligerents were injured.

With our correspondent in Bamako, Serge Daniel

About 90 kilometers separate the Malian locality of Boulikessi from that of Mondoro, in the center of the country. In the first, there is a military camp and in the second, an army position. Against these objectives, the jihadists carried out, very early on this Sunday, a double surprise attack, according to concordant sources.

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Three Malian soldiers died Saturday in a jihadist attack on the southwestern town of Nara, on the Mauritania border, with several Islamist fighters also killed , officials said. "We deplore the death of three soldiers " in the early morning attack, the Mali government said in a statement, which added

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Suspected jihadists have killed 12 soldiers in two attacks in central Mali , the army said in a statement on Tuesday. The first attack occurred overnight on an army base in Sokoura, killing nine soldiers . Three others were killed nearby on Tuesday morning as they headed to the

As usual, they were riding motorcycles (a few dozen) and seemed to have valuable information. However, the army called in one of its helicopters, according to civilians who testified.

On the balance sheet side, in addition to the losses of the army, bodies presented as those of terrorists have been identified. Two-wheeled vehicles belonging to them were also destroyed.

The wounded from the regular army were transported at midday on Sunday to the Malian town of Sévaré, according to a medical source.

In central Mali, the Mondoro- Boulikessi axis is considered a bit like "the road to death". In addition to attacks on regular army positions, the jihadists lay mines there. This week, three soldiers were killed by these explosive devices as well as jihadists themselves for "mishandling of mines".

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While France's commitment will be discussed at the next G5 Sahel summit, scheduled for Ndjamena in mid-February, President Macron's desire to downsize does not worry the officers. © Thomas Paudeleux / AP / SIPA During the night of January 23 to 24, two camps of the Malian Armed Forces (Fama) resisted two attacks by armed terrorist groups (GAT). "The Fama immediately gained the ascendancy over their adversary and held their position," said the statement from the French general staff.

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