Unidentified gunmen attacked militiamen in Digni
On December 12, 2022, unidentified gunmen attacked Dan Na Amassagou militiamen in Digni. Eight militiamen were killed and the village was burned.
Niger's DSF and French soldiers neutralized about 20 terrorists in Ekrafane
On December 12, 2022, the Defense and Security Forces of Niger assisted by French soldiers neutralized about twenty terrorists in Ekrafane including their leader Bawa Wodi
Unidentified gunmen attacked Modaogo, killing 9 civilians and causing damage
On December 13, 2022, unidentified gunmen attacked Modaogo in the Koulpélogo region. Nine civilians were killed, some civilians were reported missing, and there was extensive property damage.
Unidentified gunmen killed 4 civilians near Sidéradougou
On December 13, 2022, unidentified gunmen killed four civilians near Sideradougou
Unidentified gunmen sabotaged telephone antennas in Tiogo
On December 13, 2022, unidentified gunmen sabotaged the telephone installations of Tiogo and Tiogo-Mouhoun
Clash between DSF and unidentified gunmen in Diapaga
On December 14, 2022, during a confrontation between Burkina Faso’s Defense and Security Forces and unidentified gunmen, eight terrorists were neutralized and equipment was recovered.
28 Daech members killed after al-Qaeda attack
Following violent clashes between al-Qaeda and Daech in Tessit, Mali, 28 Daech members were killed. Al Qaeda seized weapons and motorcycles.
Burkinabe army regains control of several territories from armed terrorist groups
This Facebook post relays the information that the Burkinabe army has been conducting a vast anti-terrorist hunt called the “Solenzo Operation” for several weeks to regain control of the area that fell under the hands of armed terrorist groups several months ago. In addition to the town of Solenzo, the national flag is now flying again in Kouka, Sanaba, Balavé, Tansila and Sami, all in the Banwa province.
Clash between Unidentified gunmen and DSF in Diapaga
A clash between unidentified gunmen and DSF took place on December 14 in Diapaga in the Tapoa region of Burkina Faso. The outcome of the clash : – 8 Unidentified gunmen killed – equipment recovered
Group of armed terrorists (GAT) attack in the center-east of the country
Armed terrorist groups attacked the Tenko-Ouargaye road on December 15. They conducted identity checks on this road. The GATs threatened to take Ouargaye, which they said had collaborated with the FDS, resulting in the elimination of one of their leaders.
Unidentified gunmen ambush against DSF near the Sablogo bridge
Unidentified gunmen ambushed a DSF team transporting prisoners. There was a significant response from the DSF, but the prisoners managed to escape during the attack.
Unidentified gunmen attack in Pissila
On December 15, unidentified gunmen attacked Pissila. Provisional toll: – 2 DSF killed – 4 wounded – several missing – significant material damage.
Unidentified gunmen attack in Dassa
On December 15, unidentified gunmen attacked Dassa. The toll: – 01 civilian dead – 02 tricycles, foodstuffs and 01 truck taken away – 01 station, 02 trucks and telephone installations set on fire
Minusma patrol attacked near Timbuktu
A Minusma patrol was attacked on the 16th between 3 and 4 p.m. near Timbuktu. At least two people were killed, several were wounded, and there was significant material damage.
DSF military operation in Youba
Burkinabé Defense and Security Forces reportedly attacked the village of Youba. Between 60 and 100 civilians were killed, according to a JNIM communiqué.
Probable execution of a soldier from Tenkodogo by the JNIM
A probable execution of a soldier stationed at the Tenkadougou camp, captured by JNIM fighters around December 12, 2022.
Assessment of the Feleho operation
The military operation feleho (“to take back one’s property” in Bwamou) aims to reconquer solenzo. The security situation in the Boucle du Mouhon and Banwa provinces is deteriorating. The incursion of terrorists into the town of Solenzo has led to the departure of the public administration and the population. The aim of the operation is to create favorable conditions for the return of the public administration and the civilian population. All of Burkina FAso’s defense and security forces were involved in Operation Feleho. Several actions were carried out with coordination between the different entities involved. Operation feleho achieved important tactical results such as the destruction of terrorist bases and the neutralization of terrorists.
Unidentified gunmen attacked civilians in Kokode
On December 17, 2022, unidentified gunmen attacked civilians near Kokodé on the Tendokodo-Bitou road. Six people were killed, including the prominent trader El Hadj Saré Mahamadou, and passengers on the bus were robbed.
Unidentified gunmen attack in Markoye
On December 18, unidentified gunmen attacked Markoye. Telephone installations were set on fire and animals were taken away.
Unidentified gunmen set fire to telephone installations in Zilivele
On December 18, in Zilivele in the province of Sanguie, unidentified gunmen set fire to telephone facilities.