Mali/Estonia – Estonian troops in Mali performing active security and patrols

2018/08/29 – Estonian infantry platoon ESTPLA-26, participating in French-led Operation Barkhane in the West African country of Mali, commenced their primary task of manning entrances and control posts at the Gao base in the northeast of the country during week ending 26 August. The unit performed the function on three separate occasions as well as carrying out a joint patrol with the French troops, it is reported by the Baltic News Service.

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Analysis: Conflict within a conflict in Mali’s northern Menaka region

2018/05/04 – Over the course of the last week, intercommunal violence within Mali’s northern Menaka region has escalated in dramatic fashion. Dozens of civilians from Tuareg and Fulani communities have been killed in massacres while ongoing counterterrorism operations are being conducted against the so-called Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS). Continuer à lire … « Analysis: Conflict within a conflict in Mali’s northern Menaka region »

Tuareg militias battle Islamic State-loyal militants in northern Mali

2018/02/26 – Two Tuareg militias in northern Mali, the Imghad and Allies Self Defense Movement (GATIA) and the Movement for the Salvation of Azawad (MSA), have battled militants loyal to the Islamic State over the past few days. The jihadists are under the leadership of Abu Walid al Sahrawi, the leader of the so-called Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS). Continuer à lire … « Tuareg militias battle Islamic State-loyal militants in northern Mali »