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15 jihadists killed

Published : Monday, 31 December, 2018 at 12:00 AM  Count : 195

PARIS, Dec 30: Some 15 suspected jihadists have been killed near the Niger-Mali border by a joint franco-nigerien task force, the French military high command said.
"On the night of December 27 (...) an air raid mounted by fighters and Tiger attack helicopters struck" jihadists gathered near Tongo Tongo, in southwestern Niger, the high command said in a tweet overnight Saturday to Sunday. Tongo Tongo was the site of an ambush on October 4, 2017 where jihadists killed five Nigerien and four US special forces' soldiers.    -AFP



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