Deadly Attack On Mali Army Raises Questions About G5 Sahel Force
The killing of dozens of soldiers by Islamist militants in Mali has called into question the strength of the G5 Sahel troops. In an interview with Deutsche Welle, Paul Melly of Chatham House says the troops are insufficient to curb militancy in the vast region. Initial reports were that 24 soldiers had died while on patrol in a joint operation with forces from Niger, but the death toll was later put at 30.
The G5 Sahel HQ destroyed by a terrorist attack on 29 June 2018 in Mopti, Mali (file photo).
Death Toll in Mali Attack Rises to 30 Soldiers
Tunis Afrique Presse, 20 November 2019
The death toll from an attack against an army patrol in northern Mali has risen to 30 from an earlier count of 24, army spokesman Diarran Kone told Reuters on Tuesday. Read more »
Attack On Army Kills Dozens of Soldiers
Deutsche Welle, 19 November 2019
Militants deemed jihadists by the Mali government have attacked armed forces as they were on patrol duty. It was the second mass attack this month in the country, which has… Read more »
As Mali began three days of mourning for 54 people killed in a militant attack last week, locals are expressing fear about a surge in violence with some analysts calling for the ... Read more »
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