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EUCAP Sahel Niger

EU Capacity Building Mission in Niger
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12 soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack on military base (20.05.2020)

At least 10 other soldiers were also wounded in the attack on the Blabrine military base near the Diffa town in Niger.

Niger says army kills 50 Boko Haram extremists after attack (17.03.2020)

Niger says its army has killed at least 50 Boko Haram extremists after an attack on a military post.

Joint Niger-Barkhane operation ‘neutralizes’ 120 terrorists, defense ministry says (22.02.2020)

A joint operation conducted by Niger’s armed forces and troops deployed to the France-led Operation Barkhane “neutralized” 120 “terrorists” and seized bomb-making equipment and vehicles in western Niger, the defense ministry said on Friday, February 22, AFP reported.

US military downgrades efforts against extremists in Sahel (12.02.2020)

The U.S. military has switched from trying to degrade Islamic extremist groups in West Africa's sprawling Sahel region to merely trying to contain them as their deadly threat increases, a new U.S. government report says.

West African presidents urge U.S. to stay in the fight against terrorism (21.01.2020)

Some 6,000 U.S. troops are based on the continent. About a quarter are stationed in West Africa, mostly in Niger, where they provide training, drone support and intelligence.

At least 25 Niger soldiers, 63 ‘terrorists’ killed in attack on army base in Tillaberi region (10.01.2020)

Insurgents attacked a military base in Niger on Thursday, January 9, leading to clashes that killed at least 25 soldiers and 63 “terrorists,” the defense ministry said.

Niger army base attack: At least 73 soldiers killed (12.12.2019)

Militants have killed at least 73 soldiers in an attack on a military base in western Niger, the army says. … The attack came just days ahead of a summit in France between President Emmanuel Macron and leaders of five West African leaders to discuss security in the vast region.

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