09 Jul '18, 5am

#Sahel #Mali

#Sahel #Mali

The headquarters of the G5 Sahel force, a coalition of Sahelien states sent to combat the growing insurgency in central Mali, was subjected to a complex assault earlier today. At least six people were killed in the attack, which has so far yet to be claimed by any group. Earlier today, suspected jihadists attempted to infiltrate the G5 base in Sevare, a town in Mali’s central Mopti region. A suicide car bomb was used in the attempt to penetrate the perimeter. The explosion was then followed by heavy gunfire as militants attempted to exploit the chaos to enter the base. According to local reports, the provisional death toll stands at six people dead . However, it is unclear if all six are members of the G5 military force. No group has yet to officially claim responsibility for the assault, however, the modus operandi , as well as the area in which the attack took place, fit...

Full article: https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2018/06/suicide-a...

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