Events for the week of july 18 to 21, 2022

Find the events that occurred from July 18 to 21, 2022 in West Africa. They concern: Burkina Faso and Mali.

July 18th to 21st 2022


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Overflight of the Mali-Burkina border by drones

An aerial notification announces military drone flights over the Mali-Burkina Faso border starting July 13 northwest of Bobo-Dioulassou at an altitude of 3,000 to 12,000 feet.

Burkina Faso

Ultimatum for the Tougouri/Bouroum axis in Burkina

On Monday, July 18, armed men operating on the Tougouri-Bouroum road reportedly handed a letter of demands to the authorities in Pensa, prohibiting traffic on the road. Since then, the Pensa-Kaya road has been abandoned for fear of reprisals.
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New vehicles to reinforce the FAN in Niger

100 high-performance and resistant all-terrain vehicles financed with government funds have strengthened the operational capabilities of the Nigerien Armed Forces (FAN) in their actions against terrorism.


Burkina Faso

Burkinabe army neutralizes terrorists in Guisendyori

An ambush by the army and the VDP neutralized 11 terrorists at Guisendyori in Yagha following a sweep operation on July 19, 2022. Some 20 motorcycles, weapons and a large quantity of ammunition were recovered.

Burkina Faso

Terrorists destroy bridges in Burkina Faso

For security experts, the destruction of bridges in Burkina Faso presages large-scale attacks on the localities that have seen their bridges destroyed. This maneuver is intended to hinder and handicap the action of security forces in the region concerned.

Burkina Faso

Jafar Dicko becomes the leading figure in local terrorism

Jafar Dicko, the successor to the radical preacher and founder of Ansarul Islam, Malam Dicko, has become the leading figure in local terrorism. He is therefore one of the priority targets of Burkina Faso’s security services.

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Barkhane accidentally knocks down a civilian in Ayorou

On July 19, around 8:00 p.m., just outside the town of Ayorou, a Barkhane Force vehicle accidentally ran over a person who was standing on the side of the road. The victim was evacuated to the hospital in Tillabéri; he died in hospital from his injuries during the night.


Burkina Faso

Allegiance to Caliph AlQuraishi

In Burkina Faso, the Islamic State published photos on July 20 showing 11 former al-Qaeda militants pledging “allegiance to the caliph, Sheikh Abu al-Hassan al-Hashemi al-Quraishi.”

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FAMa Review for the month of July 2022

The General Staff of the Armed Forces announced on July 20 a report of 50 terrorists neutralized and materials seized, some of which were destroyed in large-scale counter-terrorism operations for the period from June 30, 2022 to July 18, 2022.
Burkina Faso

Investigation of a clandestine airstrip in Burkina

According to the government spokesman, the army is “continuing its investigations” into the existence or otherwise of a secret airstrip to supply the GAT.


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Recruitment of 1000 national guards from Diffa

In Niger, one year after the start of operations to repatriate internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the Diffa region to their respective villages, the government announced on July 21 that it had recruited one thousand new young people from the region as national guards.

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Attack on a Macina Katiba unit in Tola

This Thursday, 21 July, at around 5:00 p.m., an MI35 of the FAMa caused a veritable hecatomb at a unit of the Macina katiba near Tola, 20 km southwest of Mourdia (Niono circle). More than a dozen vehicles and several motorcycles were destroyed.

Burkina Faso

Armed attack against the Police Station of Tibga

On July 21, around 7:00 pm, several armed individuals attacked the police station in Tibga, a town located west of Fada-Ngourma on the Kouipela-Fada highway (RN4). According to the report, there was significant material damage and all police personnel were unharmed.

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