Saturday, June 30, 2018

G5 Anti-Terror Force Headquarters Based In Mali Targeted In Deadly Attack

Long War Journal: Suicide assault targets African coalition military base in central Mali

The headquarters of the G5 Sahel force, a coalition of Sahelien states sent to combat the growing insurgency in central Mali, was subjected to a complex assault earlier today. At least six people were killed in the attack, which has so far yet to be claimed by any group.

Earlier today, suspected jihadists attempted to infiltrate the G5 base in Sevare, a town in Mali’s central Mopti region. A suicide car bomb was used in the attempt to penetrate the perimeter. The explosion was then followed by heavy gunfire as militants attempted to exploit the chaos to enter the base. According to local reports, the provisional death toll stands at six people dead. However, it is unclear if all six are members of the G5 military force.

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More News On G5 Anti-Terror Force Headquarters Based In Mali Being Targeted In Deadly Attack

Headquarters of G5 Sahel anti-terror force attacked in central Mali -- France 24
At least six dead in Mali after attack on regional anti-terror force base -- The Guardian/AFP
Six soldiers killed in attack on G5 force headquarters in Mali: mayor -- Reuters
Mali: G5 force headquarters targeted in deadly attack -- Al Jazeera
6 killed in attack on EU-funded anti-terror force in Mali implicated in ‘summary executions’ -- RT

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