According to the French army staff, at least 30 suspected jihadists were killed in a new operation by the Barkhane force 13 November. Mountain commandos supported by combat planes and helicopters carried out an attack on a suspicious encampment in Niaki.
The jihadists are said to be members of the Support Group for Islam and Muslims (GSIM).
In addition, the French Minister of the Armed Forces indicated the same day that at least 5 terrorists, including a “senior operational executive” of the GSIM responsible for several major attacks against the Malian army, had been neutralized near Menaka by the Barkhane force 10 November.
Ongoing violence is to be anticipated in the coming days