11/09/2019 – A Mali-based al Qaeda affiliate said a landmine it planted that killed 14 civilians when it exploded under a passenger bus was intended to target French troops.
Around 60 people were in the vehicle when it hit the landmine on Sept. 3 as it drove through a region in central Mali that has become a haven for Islamist militants despite a five-year-old French military operation to counter them. Continuer à lire … « Mali jihadists say attack on passenger bus was targeting French troops »
09/09/2019 – When neither opponent can achieve the upper hand in a game of chess, it’s only a matter of time before a stalemate is declared. In a protracted battle in which no-one enjoys the upper hand, the question is not if but when there will be an impasse. Chess is, of course, a world away from the painful deadlock between states and terror groups characterised by the loss of lives and social upheaval – but it’s a useful analogy. Continuer à lire … « Dialogue does not mean defeat: rethinking Africa’s stance on counter-terrorism »
08/0972019 – As he puts himself and his family forward, Gaid Salah should bear in mind that he is the spokesman of the majlis of senior generals, no more. Some of them might think he is getting too big for his boots. Continuer à lire … « Algerian, Sudanese Armies advance opposite but equally uncertain paths »
04/09/2019 – The commander of Gharyan Protection Force Abdullah Kishlaf said Khalifa Haftar’s forces have been deploying fighters one more time to Urban town – 30 km to eastern Gharyan city. Continuer à lire … « Haftar’s forces prepare for a new offensive on Libya’s Gharyan »
28/08/2019 – United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in a statement on Tuesday that he new commander, Gen. Stephen Townsend accompanied by the new U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, met in Tunis with Fayez Al-Sarraj, Prime Minister of Libya. Continuer à lire … « US Africa Command says to continue military cooperation with Libya’s GNA to solve crisis »
2019/03/06 – The Egyptian army on Tuesday conducted a major military exercise near the Libyan border.
The exercise was attended by Army Chief-of-Staff Mohamed Farid, according to an army statement.
The drills included tactical exercises simulating real-time combat scenarios.
Within recent years, the Egyptian army has foiled numerous attempts to smuggle weapons from neighboring Libya.
Mahmoud Barakat / Anadolu Agency
2019/03/06 – Royal Air Force Chinook helicopters have been supporting the French forces in Mali on operations countering the ongoing insurgency, say the RAF.
The Chinooks have been transporting French personal to the forward operation bases as the French military conduct a changeover of troops. Continuer à lire … « Mali – RAF Chinooks continue supporting French operations in Mali »