Mali: Heavy explosion followed by gunfire in Gao, Barkhane forces reported as being the target

Map. History of Sahel conflict

19 July 2018
French VBCI IFV was badly damaged in today attacked in Gao, Likely "big" SVBIED
Mali: Accumulating reports provide a provisional toll of 6 dead French Barkhane soldiers, if confirmed it would be the deadliest attack against French forces ever in Mali
Mali: Heavy explosion followed by gunfire in Gao, Barkhane forces reported as being the target
Source of North South Journal: 4 Malian soldiers killed in the explosion of a mine in Koro this Saturday morning.
Mali: Katibat (Brigade) Salah Eddine pledged allegiance to IS and joined ISGS earlier this year released short video supposedly during clashes with MSA and GATIA. Sahel
At least six dead when Islamist militants armed with rockets and explosives raided the headquarters of G5 Sahel military taskforce in central Mali
"Shortly after Friday prayers, a suicide bomber in a vehicle painted with UN colours blew up at the entrance to the G5 base in Sevare. It was a huge blast," a military source in the G5 Sahel force told AFP
Six dead in attack on G5 Sahel force headquarters in Mali: hospital source
Mali: Ongoing attack in Sevare, Mopti, heavy explosion (not excluding SVBIED) followed by gunfire, Sevare harbors the headquarters of the G5Sahel-Force
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Mali: Attack against G5 Sahel HQ. Strong explosion followed by automatic gunfire.
DefeatDaesh @Coalition gets 72nd nation and 5th international organization: welcome Republic of Guinea and Community of Sahel Saharan States. Global Coalition committed to achieving peace and stability through global efforts After Daesh
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari calls for calm after 86 people are killed in an attack by suspected nomadic herders against farming communities in the restive central state of Plateau
3 week ago
At least five people were killed and six others injured in a nighttime Boko Haram raid and suicide attack on a village in northeastern Nigeria
Map: Attacks claimed by the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara3 week ago
Map: Attacks claimed by the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara
Nigeria oil minister, on easing oil output cuts, says all options are on the tabke
Dutch to end troop contribution to UN mission in Mali
Mali: In @EtatMajorFR's latest roundup, it detailed the events on June 12 in Timbuktu, stating that in addition to mortar shells targeting the MINUSMA camp, some ten assailants also attempted to penetrate the camp perimeter, no casualties or damages
1 month ago
Nigeria - The Nigerian Army killed 23 BokoHaram militants and recovered weapons during a clearance operation
European Union looking to expand military presence in the Sahel, per @eu_eeas Deputy Secretary General for CSDP Pedro Serrano, noting already 500 troops in Mali
The Chinese contingent of MINUSMA has just been attacked in the city of Gao by armed individuals wanting to seized the vehicle. A Chinese soldier is dead.
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