By RFIPosted on 11-18-2019Modified on 19-11-2019 at 00:00
The Malian army was attacked by suspected terrorists on Monday, November 18, in the north, towards the Niger border. The attackers had, it seems, thoroughly prepared the operation. There were many victims. According to a statement from the Malian army, "24 soldiers and 17 terrorists" were killed, and equipment destroyed in the enemy.
" To track down the terrorists, the Malian and Nigerian armies are carrying out an operation called" Tongo Tongo "along their common border ," said an official statement. It was during this operation that the Malian troops were attacked .
According to this time, security sources in Niger, the attackers were on board seven vehicles and motorcycles including two tricycles, the latter most likely belonging to a health center.
The attacked Malian unit was moving to join the Nigerian armed forces. Therefore, the two armies were not on the same territory.
It is in the south of the Malian locality of Ménaka that the hanging took place. Injured Malian soldiers were received in Nigerian territory.
No official record of the operation in Niamey where the facts were scrupulously followed. On the Malian army side, the report mentions 24 soldiers killed at the front, 17 terrorists killed and a hundred suspects in the hands of the Nigerian forces. Equipment destroyed by the enemy has also been reported.
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