July 17, 2024

Niger: Over 100 terrorists killed by military in response to deadly attack

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Niger: Over 100 terrorists killed by military in response to deadly attack

Niger: Over 100 terrorists killed by military in response to deadly attack

The Nigerien military has reported the successful neutralization of ‘over 100 terrorists’ in both aerial and ground operations, following a deadly assault carried out by a coalition of armed groups near the village of Tassia, bordering Burkina Faso last week.

In a recent update, the Nigerien armed forces emphasized that “ground and aerial operations continue to eliminate the terrorist group responsible for the Tassia attack.”

On June 25th, a devastating attack orchestrated by a coalition of armed groups claimed the lives of 20 soldiers and one civilian near Tassia village in the Téra department of western Niger.

According to Nigerien military sources, “several dozen terrorists” were killed in the retaliatory measures taken against this deadly assault.

Operations conducted in Kolman, alongside searches at Diagouro and Bankilaré markets—three towns situated in the Téra zone—resulted in the neutralization of eight terrorists and the apprehension of nineteen others between June 30th and July 3rd, as reported by the Nigerien military.

On July 1st, “at least 20 terrorists perished, and their logistical base was destroyed” during a drone strike against their encampment, located approximately 4 km north of Kokoloko near the Burkina Faso border.

The military had previously announced on June 26th the neutralization of “around thirty terrorists” in the same region, alongside the destruction of their war materials during an aerial raid.

The Téra department lies within the Tillabéri region, forming part of the ‘three borders’ area between Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso.

This region has become a stronghold for Sahelian armed groups affiliated with ISIS and Al-Qaeda.

Southeast Niger continues to experience violence from terrorist organizations such as Boko Haram and ISIS in West Africa.

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