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Niger and Burkina Faso claim to have killed over 100 terrorists in a joint Op on the border with both countries

Google translation:

A hundred "terrorists" killed during an operation in Burkina Faso and Niger​


For two weeks, several hundred soldiers from the two armies have been carrying out a joint operation against armed jihadist groups, on both sides of the Burkina Faso and Niger border.
(Ouagadougou) Around a hundred "terrorists" were killed in June during a joint operation between the armies of Burkina Faso and Niger, on the border of the two countries, faced with recurrent jihadist attacks, has it been said. learned in a joint statement from the armies of the two countries.
Posted on June 26, 2021 at 10:36 a.m.
FRANCE MEDIA AGENCY
For two weeks, several hundred soldiers from the two armies have been carrying out a joint operation against armed jihadist groups, on both sides of the border of the two countries, according to the Burkinabè general staff.
"The non-exhaustive assessment of the operation is: more than 100 terrorists neutralized, armament [weapons of war and hunting rifles] recovered or destroyed, rolling means destroyed [a hundred motorcycles and vehicles]", have the armies of Burkina Faso and Niger specified in a joint statement.
The operation, called Taanli - alliance or cohesion, in the local Gulmacéma language spoken in eastern Burkina Faso - also made it possible to "neutralize some of the explosive devices used to slow down our troops" and to "destroy a good part of their logistics. », Said the Chief of Staff of the Nigerien army, General Salifou Modi, during a visit to the camp of the Commando Infantry Regiment of Dori, capital of the Sahel region, in the north from Burkina Faso.

"These results have lived up to our expectations," he said, assuring that there were "terrorists who were also arrested".
The units engaged, supported by the air forces, carried out “reconnaissance, cordon and search operations”, in particular in the localities of Téra and Torodi in Niger, and of Dori, Mansila and Diapaga in Burkina Faso.
“In these areas, the populations will be quiet, at least for a while. We believe that this is what is essential, ”assured the Chief of Staff of the Burkinabè army, General Moïse Miningou.
“We are poor countries and our future is to be able to pool our meager resources”, thus “we will have much more results. This is what has been done and we do not intend to stop on such a good path, ”he underlined.
Poor West African country, Burkina Faso, like its neighbor Niger, has been facing regular and deadly jihadist attacks since 2015.
These attacks, attributed to jihadist groups affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) group and al-Qaeda, have left hundreds of deaths in both countries and hundreds of thousands of displaced people fleeing their homes.
 
An Italian general (left) visited TF Takuba prior to the deployment of the italian RW contingent in Menaka, Mali. The ITA RW detachment will provide the MEDEVAC assets with CH-47s protected by A-129 Mangusta AH.

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French and Niger troops during the recent Op Solstice which led to the neutralzation of several terrorist leaders as well as the seizure of weapons, IED components, motorbikes and comms equipment.

As usual, the absolutely horrible and unreliable (according to some) NH 90 has provided sterling service in the most hostile conditions imaginable for RW.

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You're getting an excellent simply for Operation Solstice.

Don't think you got as much damage done as Wiltshire Constabulary managed when they did that though....

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Italy's foreign affairs minister has said Italy should create an international "intervention force" in the Sahel to counter the growing islamist threat.
US SoS Antony Blinken said he supported this initiative.

In French only so far

 
Italy's foreign affairs minister had said Italy should create an international "intervention force" in the Sahel to counter the growing islamist threat.
US SoS Antony Blinken said he supported this initiative.

In French only so far

Google translation below. Interesting author's name.

Terrorist threat: Italy for an international intervention force in the Sahel​

(Niamey and the 2 days) - A few weeks after the announcement by Emmanuel Macron of the end of Operation Barkhane, the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luigi Di Maio announced on June 28 his country's intention to put set up a rapid response force to counter the growing terrorist threat. It was on the sidelines of a meeting of the coalition against Islamic State. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has declared his support for this initiative.

"  With the support of the United States and many other partners, I proposed the creation of an African task force to identify and stop terrorist threats linked to Islamism on the continent," said the head of graduation. Italian. He then announced that African countries that were not originally part of the coalition, including Burkina Faso, Ghana and Mozambique, had been invited to this meeting.

If no further details were given on the operation of this future force, experts believe that it would probably be based on the work carried out by the French forces as part of Operation Barkhane. Also, this force should extend to other countries such as Nigeria or Mozambique.

In recent years, the terrorist threat has increased in the Sahel. In a recent publication, the information site specializing in military strategy and geopolitics, military.com warned that the risk of an Islamic caliphate settling in the Sahel region was very high.

Goodbye Ahlijah
 
Hmm. Not so sure about the political will in Italy.
The French know Africa.
 
France resumes operations with the malian forces after the malian transition authorities, with ECOWAS endorsement, have given insurance that the transition process will go on.

 
France resumes operations with the malian forces after the malian transition authorities, with ECOWAS endorsement, have given insurance that the transition process will go on.


"we're totes going to transition to civillian leadership and not do this all again"
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Not that I imagine anyone thinks that assurance is worth the paper it is written on?
 
"we're totes going to transition to civillian leadership and not do this all again"
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Not that I imagine anyone thinks that assurance is worth the paper it is written on?

It's all about ownership; it's crucial in areas where the normal fall back position is "it's the white man's fault".
 
It's all about ownership; it's crucial in areas where the normal fall back position is "it's the white man's fault".

I am reminded of many moons ago in basic drill, being told "My fault, your error" carrying out an incorrect command.

The Honkeys might have screwed some stuff up, but you know what - there's a hell of a lot of water under that bridge since then to be playing that card every hand!
 
I am reminded of many moons ago in basic drill, being told "My fault, your error" carrying out an incorrect command.

The Honkeys might have screwed some stuff up, but you know what - there's a hell of a lot of water under that bridge since then to be playing that card every hand!

Oh yes, and "mental colonisation" which is supposed to excuse all the african failings of the past 60-odd years...
 
Oh yes, and "mental colonisation" which is supposed to excuse all the african failings of the past 60-odd years...

I love a bit of Franz Fannon and "The Wretched of the Earth".

What a load of tosh.
 
FRA MoD has announced that the group responsible for a SVBIED attack on a French patrol in 21 June (6 WIA) has been neutralized the next day.

Documents found on the terrorists confirmed they were responsible for the SVBIED attack.

 
The announcement that French forces will leave their bases of Kidal, Tessalit and Timbuktu between now and the beginning of 2022 is causing alarm in the population of those cities.

The groups that demanded the departure of French military forces are now silent and the locals are saying the malian forces will be incapable of fighting the terror groups.

 
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