Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Ramadan Death Count: Niger 15/05/19

(Tongo Tongo) 17 Niger troops have been killed with another 11 reported missing in an ambush near the Malian border, an area where several jihadist groups are active.

It appears that a patrol of 52 Niger soldiers encountered a group of heavily-armed men at Baley Beri, near Tongo Tongo, leading to heavy fighting, which lasted more than two hours. According to the report, 22 soldiers in three vehicles returned to their base at Ouallam, around 85 km south of Tongo Tongo.

Ramadan death toll stands at 293