21 FEVRIER 2022
Fire of the library of the departmental high school of Gassan.
On February 21, 2022, the library of the departmental high school in Gassan was burned down and the canteen was looted by unidentified armed men.
Explosion at the Gomgobiro gold panning site.
On February 21, 2022, 63 people died and several others were injured in an explosion at the Gomgobiro artisanal gold mining site.
Murder of 2 policemen.
On February 21, 2022, armed individuals in a pickup truck killed two police officers on their way home from duty. A third escaped.
Blockade of the city of Djibo.
On February 21, 2022, the town of Djibo was still under a blockade by jihadists who had isolated it since Thursday, February 17. The terrorists have driven the population away and destroyed one of the town’s largest wells.
22 FEVRIER 2022
The RN18 Movement calls for a demonstration.
On February 22, 2022, the population of Bogandé demonstrated following the call of the RN18 movement to demand more security, improved living and working conditions.
Arrest of several terrorists.
On February 22, 2022, the Malian armed forces announced the arrest of Abdou and Mahamoudou Barry, terrorist base leaders, in the Tombouvtou region. Boubacar Nouhoum Diallo, a warlord, was also arrested.
Bombing of several towns.
On February 22, 2022, several air strikes took place in the Gourma. These strikes targeted the communes of Tessit and Ouatagouna.
Attack of the Tessalit camp.
On February 22, 2022, the Malian armed forces camp in Tessalit was the target of several rocket attacks by jihadists.
Explosive attack against a mixed patrol.
On February 22, 2022, a mixed patrol (security forces and volunteers for the defense of the homeland) from the Solhan detachment was attacked with an improvised explosive device near Dambini. The death toll was 1 VDP and 1 gendarme killed, and 4 injured.
Arrest of the perpetrators of the transport bus robbery.
On February 22, 2022, six members of the commando group responsible for the bus robbery that took place on February 19 were arrested by police in Niangoloko. Five people were killed and eight injured in the attack.
Presence of about 100 jihadists.
On February 22, 2022, hundreds of armed men went to the village of Boukargou to deliver sermons.
23 FEVRIER 2022
Theft of a vehicle belonging to an NGO.
On February 23, 2022, the vehicle belonging to a non-governmental organization was stolen by armed individuals in Bourasso. The occupants of the vehicle returned to Dédougou unharmed.
Volunteers for the defense of the fatherland hit by an explosion.
On February 23, 2022, two volunteers for the defense of the homeland were killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near Kourao. The mine was probably planted by JNIM members.
Offensive of the security forces.
On February 23, 2022, security forces and volunteers for the defense of the homeland conducted an offensive against positions held by armed terrorist groups around Ouindigui. At least 10 terrorists were killed and 10 captured.
Destruction of telephone installations
On February 23, 2022, the telephone facilities in Yalka were sabotaged by armed men. They also set fire to the headquarters of the Volunteers for the Defense of the Fatherland and forced the inhabitants to leave the village.
24 FEVRIER 2022
End of training for soldiers of the Azawad Army.
On February 24, 2022, the end-of-training ceremony for soldiers of the Azawad army took place. This celebration took place at the general training center in Kidal.
Murder of a Peulh family.
During the night of February 23-24, 2022, militiamen entered the house of a Fulani family in Ngounadedi and killed all the members of the family.
25 FEVRIER 2022
Two teachers brutalized.
On February 25, 2022, unidentified armed men brutalized two teachers in Doumbassa.
Major military operation in Burkina Faso
From February 22 to 25, 2022, security forces and volunteers for the defense of the homeland conducted a large-scale operation against terrorists in the Namissiguia, Bourzanga, and Bam areas. Some 50 terrorists were killed, and weapons and ammunition were seized. One member of the security forces and two volunteers for the defense of the homeland were killed during this operation.
IED exploded during an operation.
On February 25, 2022, two soldiers were killed and two others were injured when an IED exploded during an operation in the Ouargaye area.
26 FEVRIER 2022
IED exploded during an operation.
On February 26, 2022, 1 woman and 2 children were killed in an IED explosion on the Tansaliga – Dougouri road.
27 FEVRIER 2022
Three vehicles intercepted by HANI.
On February 27, 2022, unidentified armed men stopped three vehicles on their way from Anderboukane to Menaka. One vehicle attempted to flee and was shot at, killing all five passengers. The other two vehicles were stolen.
Attack of the village of Taga.
On February 27, 2022, the village of Taga was attacked by unidentified armed men.