Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Militants Attacked And Seized Control Of An Army Base In Central Mali

Reuters: Militants seize army base in central Mali: deputy mayor

Suspected Islamist militants attacked and seized control of an army base in the central Malian town of Nampala on Tuesday, the deputy mayor of a nearby town said.

"The army is regrouping in town (Diabaly) and is preparing a counter-attack to retake the base, which fell into the hands of the assailants," the deputy mayor of Diabaly, Ousmane Diallo, told Reuters by telephone.

Officials had no information on casualties.

French forces intervened in Mali in 2013 to drive back Islamist fighters who had hijacked a Tuareg uprising to take over the desert north.

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More News On Militants Attacking And Seizing Control Of An Army Base In Central Mali

10 Soldiers Killed, 38 Wounded in Attack on Mali Army Base -- AP
Mali military camp attacked by armed men, casualties unknown -- Africa News
Militants Attack Military Base in Malian Town of Nampala -- Sputnik

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