Security forces in the remote north of
“We lost three of our men and recorded six wounded. I can’t say exactly how many rebels were killed because they carried their seriously injured away, but 17 bodies were abandoned on the ground,” said an army lieutenant who asked not to be named.
Khalil Djorkoy, a rebel fighter with the CNJ, told Reuters by telephone from Ndele that 24 soldiers and seven rebels were killed in the fighting, which began on Friday morning.
It was not possible to get independent confirmation of either version of events.
Rich in gold, diamonds and uranium,
Tens of thousands of civilians have been displaced by the conflict in the former French colony but aid workers complain the country is overlooked due to larger crises in the rest of the region, which also includes the two