Islamism. Under the reign of Zawahiri, Al-Qaida prospered in Africa
© Site Monitoring Service, AFP screenshot of January 2013 showing Al-Qaida fighters in the Islamic Maghreb (AQMI) preparing for war in the North of Mali. under the ideological impetus of Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, killed Tuesday August 2, 2022 in Kabul, Zawahiri, the center of gravity of the activities of Al-Qaida moved from the Middle Orient to Africa. With some success. In Africa, Al-Qaida is on the rise.
© AFP - Olympia de Maismont of the soldiers patrol on a road from Dori to Burkina Faso, April 3, 2020.
Fifteen Burkinabè soldiers were killed Tuesday In a double attack on the explosive device committed by alleged jihadists in northern Burkina Faso, the Defense Staff said in a press release.
at least 15 soldiers were killed Tuesday in North of Burkina Faso by two explosions which affected a armored transport vehicle then soldiers who had rushed to the aid of the first victims, said on Tuesday, August 9, 'Army in a press release.
This double attack "with an improvised explosive device occurred on the Bourzanga-Djibo axis" in the North Center region, according to the staff. "The balance sheet of the two incidents reports 15 soldiers who have fallen and an injured man" and also caused "material damage," he adds.
Ivorian soldiers detained in Bamako: the Minister of Defense received families
© AFP - ISSOUF Sanogo Téné Birahima Ouattara, Minister of Defense of Côte d'Ivoire Support for the families of the military has also been announced. With our correspondent in Abidjan, Youenn Gourlay Téné Birahima Ouattara, the Ivorian Minister of Defense, gathered this Wednesday in Abidjan the families of the 49 Ivorian soldiers detained in Mali for more than three weeks.
It was committed "during an escort mission led by a military unit of the 14th Interarmes Regiment (RIA)", indicates the staff. "One of the convoy vehicles, carrying combatants, has indeed jumped on an explosive device up to the locality of Namsiguia", in the BAM province, he specifies, adding: "While the operations were organized Rescue and security, a second machine was obviously activated remotely, causing many victims ".
According to the army, "reinforcements were immediately dispatched to the scene of the incident to ensure the evacuation of victims" and "security operations are currently underway in the area". No group has claimed the responsibility of the attack. An investigation was opened to determine the authors, said the army.
Israel kills Jihad military chief in the Gaza Strip
Israeli armed forces, killed the military chief of the extremist Palestinian organization of Islamic jihad (PIJ) during air strips on the Gaza Strip. Taisir al-Jabari died in the attack, the PIJ said on Friday. The Israeli military confirms the death of the high -ranking commander. Accordingly, Al-Jabari was responsible for numerous rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip and planned attacks on civilians. The Islamic jihad is classified as a terrorist organization by the EU and the USA.
The violence of jihadist armed movements
on Monday, at least ten civilians, including four volunteers from the Defense of the Fatherland (VDP), were killed during an attack by alleged jihadists, still in northern Burkina, according to security and local sources.
Last Thursday, it was nine supplies of the army and four soldiers who had been killed in an attack on a unit of the military detachment of Bourzanga which coordinated an offensive action with a group of VDP, according to the army. North and eastern Burkina are the two regions most affected by jihadist attacks, but the other regions are not spared.
Burkina Faso, where soldiers took power in January by promising to fight anti-jihadist their priority, is confronted as several neighboring countries with the violence of armed jihadist movements affiliated with Al-Qaeda and the State group Islamic, who since 2015 killed thousands of deaths and some two million displaced people there. More than 40% of the territory of Burkina is out of state control, according to official figures.
On January 24, Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba overturned President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré , accused of having been unable to stop jihadist violence. But the security situation has not improved and the attacks attributed to jihadist groups have even multiplied in recent months, aiming indifferently civil and military.
with AFP and Reuters
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