As the US weighs cutting support to the French-led counterterrorism effort in northwest Africa, Maj. Gen. Gayler, director of operations for @USAfricaCommand traveled with French military leadership to outposts in Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger & Chad to engage with French forces

Map. History of Sahel conflict

4 April 2020
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As the US weighs cutting support to the French-led counterterrorism effort in northwest Africa, Maj. Gen. Gayler, director of operations for @USAfricaCommand traveled with French military leadership to outposts in Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger & Chad to engage with French forces
Mali: Burkinabe Koglweogos arrive in Yoro, Mopti, and show off the head (cropped out) of a beheaded Fulani herdsman1 month ago
Mali: Burkinabe Koglweogos arrive in Yoro, Mopti, and show off the head (cropped out) of a beheaded Fulani herdsman
1 month ago
Death toll rises to 20 in central Mali village attack
A third claim for today - this time ISWAP says its fighters burned 20 buildings in Kukawa yesterday1 month ago
A third claim for today - this time ISWAP says its fighters burned 20 buildings in Kukawa yesterday
1 month ago
ISIS claims responsibility for the attack on an Algerian military base near the Mali border
ISWAP claims to have killed and wounded several Nigerian soldiers in Rann yesterday. The attack was reported yesterday evening by @SembeTv. Still nothing about the Auno attack from ISWAP1 month ago
ISWAP claims to have killed and wounded several Nigerian soldiers in Rann yesterday. The attack was reported yesterday evening by @SembeTv. Still nothing about the Auno attack from ISWAP
1 month ago
Mali: the Malian army began its deployment to Kidal on Monday. "We have just left Gao for Kidal. There is no problem at the moment," a Malian officer told @afpfr
According to Algeria-n Ministry of Defense: A terrorist attack took place in Timiaouine, Adrar province, Algeria near borders with Mali. A terrorist attempted to enter a military base with a car bomb. The terrorist detonated the car before reaching and killed one soldier
Armed men attack a police station in Benin, near the border with Burkina Faso
1 month ago
An Algerian soldier was killed in a suicide bombing attack on an army unit on the Mali border
1 month ago
The U.S. Embassy in Bamako has received information regarding a possible terrorist attack on the Festival sur Le Niger in Segou along the river. The Festival is ongoing through February 9, 2020. The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid the area, practice vigilance.
Mali: unconfirmed information circulating in social media about ISGS are imposing their rules on local population in Konza and Sendegue, Konna area, Mopti region since January 30th. Military attachement based there abandoned its post
1 month ago
Bandits shoot down police helicopter in Kaduna State
1 month ago
Special Operatives of Operation Puff Adder of the Nigeria Police backed by the Special Forces of the Police Airwing, in a offensive operation, stormed one of the largest operational camps of the Ansaru Group located in Kuduru Forest, Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State and successfully neutralized several high-profile members
2 month ago
Nearly 20 civilians were killed in an attack in the north of Burkina Faso
2 month ago
Niger: A civilian killed in Ayerou (Tillaberi) on February 1, 2020 by armed men around 10 p.m. following the attack on the Hippopotamus hotel. Despite the insecurity, the populations of Ayerou have been living in complete darkness for 1 week due to the breakdown of the generator set
France: Strengthening the military forces in the African Sahel region from 4,500 soldiers to 5,100
Defense Secretary @EsperDoD: "We're not going to totally withdraw forces from Africa. Economy of force does not mean complete withdrawal"
French Defense Secretary: US support for military efforts in West Africa is crucial
"No decisions have been made," about closing new U.S. drone base in Niger and reducing American forces in West Africa, Defense Secretary Esper says alongside French counterpart at Pentagon
Mali: initial toll of Attack on Sokolo post - 26 dead2 month ago
Mali: initial toll of Attack on Sokolo post - 26 dead
2 month ago
15 policemen killed in an attack on a camp in central Mali
U.S. Dedicates C-130 Hangar to Nigerien Air Force
ISWAP claims killing 13 troops (locals estimate  8 wounded as well) when it attacked their position at Mainok, seizing 3 vehicles & 20+ small arms & ammo.2 month ago
ISWAP claims killing 13 troops (locals estimate 8 wounded as well) when it attacked their position at Mainok, seizing 3 vehicles & 20+ small arms & ammo.
The United Arab Emirates strongly condemns the terrorist attack in the Sanmatunga district, northern Burkina Faso
2 month ago
Burkina Faso: 36 civilians killed in an attack in the Nord - official
2 month ago
Chadian army: 9 civilians were killed by a suicide bombing in the west of the country
A third claim of the day, again from Damboa-Biu road as ISWAP claims to have killed two soldiers there two days ago2 month ago
A third claim of the day, again from Damboa-Biu road as ISWAP claims to have killed two soldiers there two days ago
ISWAP claims to have killed three Nigerian soldiers on the road between Jakana and Auno in an attack on a checkpoint2 month ago
ISWAP claims to have killed three Nigerian soldiers on the road between Jakana and Auno in an attack on a checkpoint
2 month ago
The Police Command in Kaduna State yesterday confirmed the death of six people during an attack by gunmen on the Emir of Potiskum, Alhaji Umaru Bubaram, on the Kaduna-Zaria Highway
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