IS Claims Responsibility for Attack on Malian Military Base that Killed 33 Soldiers

The Islamic State West Africa affiliate has claimed responsibility for the attack on a million military base that killed 33 soldiers and injured 14 last Monday.

In a statement published by the SITE Intelligence Group, the Islamic State said that it captured three vehicles, weapons, and ammunition.

Monday’s attack happened in Tessit near Mali’s border with Burkina Faso and Niger. The assailants arrived at the base at 1:00 PM GMT in pickup trucks and motorbikes.

The conflict in Mali started as a separatist movement in the North that turned into a fight for the control of the country’s central and northern regions by several armed groups.

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for attacks that have killed dozens of Malian and Nigerian troops.

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