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Nigerien soldiers killed in ambush

Nigerien soldiers killed in ambushMilitants ambushed an army patrol in Niger on Thursday, killing 15 soldiers and wounding 19, the Defence Ministry said, near the border with Mali where Islamists have been seeking to expand their reach.

Suspected foreign jihadists arrested in Senegal

Suspected jihadists arrested in SenegalSenegalese authorities arrested two suspected foreign jihadists in Dakar, including one apparently in contact with the mastermind of an attack on an Ivory Coast hotel a year ago.

Mali soldiers, armed groups on first joint patrol

First joint patrols in MaliMalian soldiers staged their first joint patrol on Thursday with rival armed groups in Gao, where Islamist militants killed over 77 people last month in the deadliest such attack in the country's history.

Germany wants aerostats for Mali surveillance

Aerostats coming for Mali aerial surveillance?The German military plans to beef up security for the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali by deploying tethered aerostats - small airships with threat-tracking sensors – similar to those used by the US military in Afghanistan, an armed forces spokeswoman said.

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