Some details of a major battle in Mali appeared

Some details of a major battle in Mali appeared

Details of the clash that occurred in northeast Mali became known. The government forces of Mali and Niger carried out a joint anti-terrorist operation, code-named "Tongo Tongo" in the city of Tabancourt (Gao Province).


During it, one convoy of Malian army soldiers was attacked by a mobile detachment of jihadists and suffered losses (24 soldier died and 29 was injured). Only the timely approach of the neighboring convoy of troops prevented a complete defeat and put the militants (who lost 17 people killed) to flight.

However, the Islamists who fled to the territory of Niger could not go far and, having been surrounded by government forces, surrendered (98 militants were captured and 70 motorcycles were captured).

Recall that the northern part of Mali came under the control of the Islamists back in 2012 and since then the territory of this state, as well as the neighboring Niger and Burkina Faso, has become the scene of constant clashes between government forces and jihadist militants.

The battle was another blow to the government forces of Mali, which lost more than a hundred soldiers during several militant attacks in just 1,5 months (including the beginning of November, 2019 killed an 54 man from the government army as a result of an attack by the Islamists on the checkpoint).

This attack, which was also carried out during the days of the “International Summit on Security and Combating Terrorism in the Sahel Zone” in Dakar, may be a response to a previous operation completed by the Mali government forces on 17 on November, which resulted in the neutralization of another Islamist bandit group (10 militants were eliminated, 20 arrested).

It is important to note that in Mali there is a mixed peacekeeping contingent, which includes military personnel from the republics of the former USSR, including Ukraine, Latvia, etc. The French military are trying to play the first fiddle in "peacekeeping". As you can see, all peacekeeping and counter-terrorism attempts have almost zero effectiveness in this region.
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  1. andrewkor 20 November 2019 06: 28 New
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    Does the legendary Ukrainian chemical defense battalion (M.Zadornov) also participate?
    1. Shurik70 20 November 2019 07: 31 New
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      How many reports about "surrendered".
      And not a single one - but where, in fact, all these crowds of surrendered surrender. Unless from Afghanistan several people were taken to Guantanamo.
      And, something, it seems to me that very soon they with a machine gun again go among their own.
      1. kjhg 20 November 2019 09: 59 New
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        Quote: Shurik70
        and where, in fact, all these crowds of surrender surrender.

        In the inhuman conditions of detention there, prisoners do not live long. I suspect that they all die within a few years.
        1. Shurik70 20 November 2019 12: 53 New
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          Quote: kjhg

          In the inhuman conditions of detention there, prisoners do not live long. I suspect that they all die within a few years.

          In inhuman conditions, refugee people were detained in territories controlled by the United States. They didn’t even give food there.
          And surrendered fighters on buses to Afghanistan for retraining.
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  2. Arhat 20 November 2019 06: 32 New
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    Can someone please explain to me why the government army has such an outrageous loss?
    1. bessmertniy 20 November 2019 06: 54 New
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      The government army of Mali is mainly from Negroid southerners, and the militants are mainly Berbero-Arabs, for whom the place of military operations is their home. There is no end in sight in this conflict, and peacekeeping forces cannot do anything about it.
    2. maidan.izrailovich 20 November 2019 06: 55 New
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      Can someone please explain to me why the government army has such an outrageous loss?

      What are you surprised at? request
      During the years of the Second World War, our partisans completely destroyed units in the rear. So the Wehrmacht, and then the Africans. Partisans are always difficult to deal with. For any army in the world.
      1. certero 20 November 2019 07: 01 New
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        Quote: maidan.izrailovich
        During the years of the Second World War, our partisans completely destroyed units in the rear.

        Bring a fact, please.
        Without denying the courage of the partisans, but I don’t remember something about the destruction of entire parts of the Wehrmacht. And it’s not a partisan affair.
    3. Siberia 75 20 November 2019 07: 00 New
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      Quote: Arhat
      Why does the government army have such an outrageous loss?

      Features guerrilla warrior. This has been encountered many times, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Yemen.
      Watch the sensible film "Bezorless Beasts", just about the Sahel region.
    4. YOUR 20 November 2019 07: 30 New
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      The specifics are not written. Just shooting, help from somewhere, that's all.
      Apparently ambushed. The attackers had high mobility and a large number of automatic weapons (machine guns). The troops fired on the march, it was not possible to completely defeat, flee.
      So by the way, officers of the Malian army are trained in the Amur Region in the city of Blagoveshchensk.
  3. rich 20 November 2019 06: 39 New
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    Some details of a major battle in Mali appeared

    Although populations in all African countries are growing at the fastest pace, inequality and poverty in the region remain the worst in the world. While the northern and western parts of the continent live relatively wealthy due to oil and gas production, most of Africa is engaged in agriculture, and in extremely unfavorable conditions: lack of water, soil erosion, constant political instability. Which is what jihadist recruiters use.
    a few photos





    1. maidan.izrailovich 20 November 2019 07: 02 New
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      Although populations in all African countries are growing at the fastest pace, inequality and poverty in the region remain the worst in the world.

      Strange logic.
      Based on what you said in one phrase, it turns out that the "highest rate" of population growth will inevitably lead to wealth and prosperity? In China, despite the highest economic growth rates, something is not observed universal (100%) prosperity. The picture that the media shows us is usually the special economic regions of China. But mass China doesn’t eat much.
      1. Dikson 20 November 2019 07: 08 New
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        Yeah .. and Ebola nothing to them .. And AIDS did not help .. No matter how hard some try to control demography on the African continent, nothing comes of it ..
        1. rich 20 November 2019 07: 35 New
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          maidan.izrailovich (Maidan Izrailovich): Strange logic. Based on what you said in one phrase, it turns out that the "highest rates" of population growth inevitably lead to wealth and prosperity?

          it comes out only in your head. About wealth and prosperity exclusively your speculation
          Let's get better in my text:
          rich: The population in all countries of Africa is growing at the highest rate

          Are you against Give arguments
          rich: inequality and poverty in this region remains the worst in the world

          Is the same wrong? Refute
  4. Nycomed 20 November 2019 06: 42 New
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    And why the hell did the Sahel region surrender to us? They can’t figure it out with themselves there, yet, God forbid, we’ll get in there, it’s not clear why. Show flag? Presence signify?
    1. Herman 4223 20 November 2019 07: 03 New
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      The French have already entered, a little Ukraine and Lithuania.
      1. Nycomed 20 November 2019 07: 10 New
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        With the French, it is clear that the colonial past does not give rest, but what are Ukraine and Lithuania doing there? Are they there sideways?
        1. Herman 4223 20 November 2019 07: 24 New
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          As I understand it, their peacekeepers there by decision of the UN. And the French, too, and not because of imperial phantom pain.
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  6. Revolver 20 November 2019 06: 58 New
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    Hmm ... Lumumba would have a mind ...
  7. Herman 4223 20 November 2019 07: 09 New
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    That's interesting, there’s not a weak war going on where dozens of people die every week. And about her even on a site with a military-themed information with a gulkin nose. Most people do not even realize that there is such a war.
    1. jonht 20 November 2019 07: 36 New
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      According to statistics, for 70 years or 65 years after the Second World War, peace days without wars have accumulated something no more than 70 days. So, somewhere, someone always fights .....
    2. Dikson 20 November 2019 07: 46 New
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      This is because there are no white helmets. And they still haven’t found oil .. How they’ll find it, so they’ll immediately rush to bring about democracy .. I read here funny information about Indonesia right now .. There, on one of the islands, the authorities decided to build a bridge and a road between two villages in the jungle. And the roofing felts fought among themselves, the roofing felts were simply shamans against them .. - in general, the village builders first shot and then the military, whom the builders called for help .. From the bows. Primitive .. So in Africa-the tribes are at war with a full continent .. Children are starving to death every day. Also religions firewood tossed into the bonfire of war .. How to reconcile them there?
      1. Romka47 20 November 2019 09: 23 New
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        I also read about bows and Indonesia, and there was an article on the VO too, the bows were there, it’s a fact, and even shot from them, only those who died with firearms were there, the bow is certainly good, but the AK is more reliable.
      2. Blackmokona 20 November 2019 10: 08 New
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        Both Mali and Niger have oil
  8. ABM
    ABM 20 November 2019 11: 41 New
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    Quote: certero
    Quote: maidan.izrailovich
    During the years of the Second World War, our partisans completely destroyed units in the rear.

    Bring a fact, please.
    Without denying the courage of the partisans, but I don’t remember something about the destruction of entire parts of the Wehrmacht. And it’s not a partisan affair.


    Kovpak laid down a battalion in winter - there it froze more in the snow than from the fire