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Militants kill 17 soldiers in Mali attack

Militants kill 17 soldiers in Mali attack

MILITANTS killed 17 Malian soldiers and four civilians in an attack near the town of Tessit, the Malian army said. Nine soldiers were also reported missing and vehicles and equipment were destroyed, it said in a statement released late on Monday, adding that it suspected an Islamic State affiliate. "On 07 August 2022 around 15h00, the army units of Tessit... responded vigorously to a complex and coordinated attack by armed terrorist groups, presumably from ISGS (Islamic State in the Greater Sahara) and benefiting from drone and artillery support," the statement said. Mali is facing a worsening insurgency by Islamist armed…
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We killed 33 Malian soldiers – Islamic State

We killed 33 Malian soldiers – Islamic State

ISLAMIC State's West Africa affiliate claimed responsibility on Sunday for an ambush last week that killed 33 Malian soldiers, according to a statement published by the SITE Intelligence Group. Fourteen soldiers were also injured in Monday's attack near the northern town of Tessit, near the border with Niger, according to Mali's army. Islamic State said in a statement that its fighters captured three vehicles as well as weapons and ammunition, according to SITE. The group has claimed responsibility for previous attacks on either side of the border that have killed dozens of Malian and Nigerien soldiers. It also carried out…
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