Dozens of troops killed, scores missing after raids on Mali bases | Daily News

Dozens of troops killed, scores missing after raids on Mali bases

At least 25 Malian soldiers have been killed and scores are missing after fighters on board heavily-armed vehicles raided two army camps in the central Mopti region, according to a government spokesman.

Yaya Sangare announced the toll in a statement late on Tuesday. "Four soldiers were wounded, around 60 are missing and there were heavy equipment losses," he said.

The raids began on Sunday evening, targeting army camps in Boulkessi and Mondoro, near the border with Burkina Faso. The bases are home to a Malian battalion of the regional G5 Sahel Force.

The army was able to reoccupy the camp in Boulkessi, and at least 15 fighters were killed and five of their vehicles destroyed, he added.


(Source: Al Jazeera)


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