09 Apr '17, 3am

JNIM claims ambush on French troops in Mali | FDD's Long War Journal

The Group for Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM), al Qaeda’s group in West Africa, claimed a deadly ambush on French troops yesterday. The assault, which occurred throughout the day, left one French soldier killed and two others wounded. It has also claimed the shelling of a French military base. The French Ministry of Defense released a statement on April 6 detailing the events near the small town of Douna close to the border with Burkina Faso. The statement said that French troops based in Gao were conducting operations near the border with Burkina Faso to “restrict the freedom of action of terrorist armed groups and to affirm the presence of the Malian and Burkinabe security forces.” However, “on Wednesday 5 April 2017, around 16:30 local time (18:30 Paris), a light armored vehicle (LAV) engaged in this operation was attacked by an explosive device.” The IED blast left...

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