Mali – G5 Sahel force licks wounds after HQ attack

2018/07/21 – On June 29, a suicide attack shook the headquarters of the Sahel’s five-nation anti-terror force, failing to inflict major damage but exposing the fragility of the much-trumpeted scheme.
Countries in the G5 Sahel — Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger — joined with France, the big international backer of the force, in vowing not to surrender to fear.
The attack killed three people, two of them soldiers, and wrecked the entrance to the base, located in the central Malian town of Sevare. Continuer à lire … « Mali – G5 Sahel force licks wounds after HQ attack »

Army besieges IS suspects in central Libya

2018/07/12 – Libya’s eastern-based army, led by Gen. Khalifa Haftar, on Tuesday surrounded a group of militants suspected to be Islamic State (IS) terrorists near central Jufra district. Continuer à lire … « Army besieges IS suspects in central Libya »

Canada / Tunisia – Double agent won’t be in danger if deported to Tunisia, court told #Israel

2018/07/12 – A former double agent for Israel and Iraq won’t be in danger if he’s deported to Tunisia because no one would remember his “distant past” and the current regime has made efforts to address the use of torture against detainees, the Federal Court has heard.
“I’m not here to say things in Tunisia are wonderful. I’m not going to convince the court otherwise,” government lawyer Judy Michaely said Wednesday at a Toronto appeal hearing of Ottawa’s decision that Hussein Ali Sumaida’s life is not at risk if returned to Tunisia. Continuer à lire … « Canada / Tunisia – Double agent won’t be in danger if deported to Tunisia, court told #Israel »

AU summit host warns of ‘security failings’ in Sahel

2018/07/01 – The host of an African Union summit that opened Sunday warned that a deadly attack against a regional anti-terror force has exposed regional security failings.
A suicide bomber in a vehicle painted in UN colours killed two soldiers and a civilian in the attack on the headquarters of the so-called G5 force headquarters in the Malian town of Sevare on Friday. Continuer à lire … « AU summit host warns of ‘security failings’ in Sahel »

Nigeria holds meeting of Sahel Saharan security chiefs #Mali

2018/06/20 – Nigeria is to host the seventh meeting of the Ministers of Defence of Sahel Saharan State from June 20 to 22, 2018. The parley is geared at consolidating on the fight against terrorism in the region. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria holds meeting of Sahel Saharan security chiefs #Mali »

Mali / Sahel – First UK troops arrive in Africa to support France’s Barkhane mission in the Sahel

2018/06/15 – The first troops from a 100-member U.K. contingent to be deployed alongside French counter-terrorism forces in west Africa have arrived in the region, the French military said Thursday.
“The first troops from the British Chinook deployment, which will comprise three heavy transport helicopters and will be deployed in Gao [northern Mali] have arrived,” armed forces spokesman Colonel Patrik Steiger said. Continuer à lire … « Mali / Sahel – First UK troops arrive in Africa to support France’s Barkhane mission in the Sahel »

Germany to approve €1b deal to lease Israeli UAVs #Mali #Military #Israel

2018/06/13 – The IAI-made UAVs are likely to carry munitions and carry out attacks in the German army’s theaters of operations in Mali and Pakistan. Continuer à lire … « Germany to approve €1b deal to lease Israeli UAVs #Mali #Military #Israel »