Mali: Army kills at least 30 terrorists in southern Mali
At least 30 jihadist were killed on Thursday in a raid carried out by the Malian army against a terrorist camp in a forest in the Sikasso region in southern Mali.
Military officials told EFE that the army targeted the Sama forest, and then another unit moved in to dismantle the camp, as part of an operation that was successful in confiscating weapons, ammunition, maps, notebooks and several motorcycles.
On Tuesday, Malian security forces arrested 20 suspected jihadists in the same region, on the border with Ivory Coast, including an alleged perpetrator of an attack carried out in March against a restaurant in Bamako that left five dead, including two Europeans.
That attack was claimed by the jihadist group al-Murabitun, led by Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who is responsible for some of the bloodiest attacks in the region, such as taking hostages in a gas field in Algeria in 2013, when nearly 70 people were killed.