Events for the week of august 19 to 22, 2022


Find the events that occurred from August 19 to 22, 2022 in West Africa and Sahel. They concern: Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Togo.

August 19th to 22nd 2022


Burkina Faso

Explosion of a grenade in the hands of a child in Dori

This Friday, August 19, children were injured in a grenade explosion in the town of Dori. Four people were injured in the incident.

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Terrorists attacked the locality of Kian

On Friday night, 19, members of an armed terrorist group carried out an attack in the town of Kian near the border with Burkina Faso. The death toll remains unavailable.

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Kidnapping of 5 humanitarians near Weylabon

In the Tillaberi region, in the department and commune of Ayorou, on August 19, GATs abducted five humanitarians from the NGO Ahila with their vehicle in the village of Weylabon.

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An air strike was conducted by the FAMa against the Katibat Serma

This Friday, August 19 at 15H a series of air strikes were conducted against Katibat Serma around the village of Serma. As a result 04 terrorist bases were destroyed. A series of opportunity actions against 7 terrorist logistical plots in the Serma forest resulted in the neutralization of 30 terrorists, 15 IEDs, and the recovery of numerous weapons and munitions. Air strikes also targeted terrorist logistics centers in the Bondoun-Bondoun forest in the Niono circle.

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Clashes between the FAMa and terrorists to pacify the area of Niono and Diabaly

On august 19, A series of opportunity actions against terrorists who were disrupting the agricultural season in the Niono and Diabaly areas resulted in the pacification of several localities and allowed residents to carry out their agricultural activities. A total of 15 terrorists were neutralized, and several weapons, ammunition, communications equipment and IEDs were recovered.


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A FAMA checkpoint was attacked by a terrorist group in Menaka

This Saturday, August 20, a checkpoint north of Menaka was attacked by a group of suspected Jihadists. The attackers were repelled. Seven terrorists were neutralized in the attack and four others were wounded. One civilian was killed and three FAMa were seriously wounded.


Burkina Faso

A group of gendarme ambushed in Naré.

During the night of August 21-22, reports of an ambush between Dori and Bani against a Gendarmerie unit that was on its way to inspect the damage to a blown-up bridge in Naré. No report available.

Burkina Faso

Sabotage of the Nare bridge

During the night of August 21-22, terrorists destroyed the Nare bridge with what appeared to be dynamite. This is the third time a terrorist group has destroyed this bridge.

Burkina Faso

A security force vehicle hits a mine on the Ougarou-Matiacoali road

This Sunday, August 21, a security force vehicle hit a mine near the town of Ougarou. Two people were killed and two injured on the army side.


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The army targeted by an attack in Bilamonga

During the night of August 22-23, the Togolese army was the target of an attack. The attack left one person dead and 12 wounded, six of them seriously, in the ranks of the security forces.

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