Jihadists kill 71 soldiers in deadliest attack against Niger military
12 December 2019 | 1:15 pm
Islamist militants killed 71 soldiers in an attack on a remote military camp in Niger near the border with Mali, an army spokesman said on Wednesday, in the deadliest raid against the Nigerien military in living memory.
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