Group to Support Islam and Muslims

  • Jun- 2020 -
    24 June
    AfricaBurkina Faso's armed forces, pictured during training, have carried out security sweeps in an attempt to stem jihadist violence.

    Burkina Army Says It Has Destroyed Two Jihadist ‘Bases’

    Burkina Faso’s security forces said they destroyed two jihadist bases in the north and east of the country and arrested two suspects near the border with the Ivory Coast.

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  • 8 June

    Three Top Jihadists Dominate Sahel After Al-Qaeda Leader Death

    Three leaders have been left dominating the jihadist insurgency in the Sahel, following the death of a top al-Qaeda commander in the West African state of Mali last week.

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  • May- 2020 -
    20 May
    AfricaOperation Barkhane Bourgou 4

    Two Soldiers, Five Volunteers Killed in Burkina Attack

    Two Burkina Faso soldiers and five civilian defense volunteers have been killed during an ambush on a military patrol in the restive north of the country, security sources said Tuesday. The attack occurred on Monday as soldiers from the military detachment in Banh in Loroum province were carrying out a patrol in the area, the sources said. “Two soldiers were killed along with five civilians,” a security source told AFP. Another security source said the civilian casualties were “defense volunteers who were with the military unit during the patrol,” adding two soldiers also died. The source said four others in the patrol were wounded, without giving further details. Al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadist alliance GSIM claimed responsibility for the attack, claiming to have killed “nine soldiers” in an ambush and taken weapons and vehicles, in a text sent to AFP late Tuesday. The Mali-based GSIM (Group to Support Islam and Muslims) comprises several different jihadist groups in the Sahel. On May 11, jihadists killed eight Burkinabe soldiers during an attack close to the Niger border in Yagha province, security sources said at the time. Burkina Faso is part of a regional effort to battle an Islamist insurgency, along with neighboring Mali and Niger, Mauritania and Chad. However, …

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  • Mar- 2018 -
    23 March
    AfricaMali's Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga vists Kidal

    Mali PM visits Kidal for first time since 2014, a day after 5 French soldiers injured in attack

    Mali's Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga made a landmark visit to the restive northern town of Kidal on Friday, the first since 2014 by a head of government to to the area

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