Mali army says 24 soldiers, 17 militants killed in attack on northern patrol
21 November 2019 | 1:59 pm
Twenty-four Malian soldiers were killed and 29 wounded in an attack on an army patrol in northern Mali on Monday (November 18) in which 17 militants were also killed, a spokesman for the army said.
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Mali's relations with the West have deteriorated sharply since a 2020 military coup in the country. The junta has rallied behind Russia and brought in the paramilitary Wagner Group to meet its security needs.
A US national is in North Korean custody after crossing the border from South Korea. Unnamed US officials have said the man is an absconded US soldier who had joined a border village tour before making the crossing.
Facing disciplinary measures in the US, Private Travis King has escaped punishment by crossing the DMZ. Will he follow in the footsteps of other Americans who made North Korea their home?
North Korea is remaining silent about a US soldier who crossed its border from South Korea . The incident comes amid heightened tensions between Pyongyang and Washington.
Travis King had sprinted into North Korea while on a civilian tour on the border between the two Koreas. North Korea has been silent about King's status.
A one-day summit by West African leaders from Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and the Niger Republic ended in a stalemate after the leaders met with Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Muslim Cleric Mahmoud Dicko.
Neighboring Burkina Faso and Mali, which are also both run by military juntas, strongly rebuked regional bloc ECOWAS for weighing the option of using force to reinstate deposed President Mohamed Bazoum.
Syrian state media reported four soldiers were killed in a missile strike outside Damascus. A Syrian war monitor said the strikes targeted weapons stores and Iran-backed militias.
Mali's junta demanded in June that the MINUSMA force withdraw from the West African country after a decade-long deployment. The mission was created to quell separatist and Islamist insurgencies in northern Mali.
It's the first time that Pyongyang has commented on the case after US soldier Travis King dashed into North Korea on July 18. Media reports suggest the soldier was unhappy with an "unequal American society."
The pact allows Mali and Burkina Faso to provide military assistance to Niger in the event of military intervention against the putschists there.
No details have yet been given by Malian authorities on any casualties from the attack. It's the latest violence in the West African country after two assaults by suspected jihadis killed dozens a day prior.
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