In an attack on an army base in Mali, a Sunday, about twenty soldiers were killed, reported the Local government.
It is not clear who was behind the attack. The government is the fact that, when “the terrorists” who have “suffered considerable damage will have been done”. As if in response, additional troops to the area of the attack, Ségou, will be sent.
In the recent past, Malian soldiers have frequently taken under fire by the armed forces, which have close ties with terror groups, the Islamic State (IS) and Al-Qaeda.
The attacks cause a lot of deaths. This was during the bloody attacks in mid-november, and september, a total of nearly a hundred soldiers killed. Also, there were dozens of wounded, among whom were eighteen of the soldiers who, on behalf of the United Nations (UN) in the field.
In Mali, to may the Dutch troops present as part of a peacekeeping mission of the united nations. The troops have been withdrawn, because the ministry of Defence wanted to focus on the missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. France is still actively involved in the North African country.