US News Niger: 19 special forces killed in an ambuscade

07:50  02 august  2021
07:50  02 august  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Militaires nigériens. © RFI / Nicolas Champeaux Nigerian military.

The Nigerian army lost 19 special forces soldiers who secure the Torodi area, between Niger and the Burkinabè border. Two ambushes were tense by armed men. The area of ​​the three borders, especially that of the tourist park region, regularly undergoes terrorist attacks. For 48 hours the army ransom this area.

with our correspondent in Niamey, Moussa Kaka

These soldiers on the refueling mission for the advanced position of Boni, in the zone of Torodi, fell into an ambush stretched by unidentified armed men.

According to a statement of national defense, the balance sheet is very heavy: 15 deceased soldiers, mostly gendarmes, seven wounded and six missing. Then this assessment was revised upward by the Minister of Defense, and now rises to 19 deaths and a civilian.

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These dead soldiers are all of the Saki II operation, special forces that secure this area of ​​the three borders, about 100 kilometers southwest of Niamey.

Since yesterday, terrestrial and air ratings are engaged to identify and neutralize jihadists, who swallow in this wooded area of ​​Park W to the Burkina Faso border, a dangerous area where jihadist attacks are regular. About two months ago, Chinese technicians who made gold prospecting were removed .

Skked on both sides Burkinabe and Nigerian borders, the jihadists, despite the losses they experience on the part of the two armies always keep their ability to nuisance with the laying of explosive gear types IED.

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