The coordinated attacks that targeted the Malian Armed Forces (Fama) on August 7 in Tessit, in the north-east of the country, would have killed at least forty-two soldiers according to a document emanating of Commander Koly Sissoko, who circulates on social networks. At least four civilians are also said to have lost their lives, indicates the Directorate of Information and Public Relations of the Armed Forces (Dirpa). Some of them are local elected officials, some security sources report.
Mali: what happened in the circle of Ansongo?
Around 3 p.m. that day, several individuals (whose number could not be determined, said the Dirpa at Young Africa) launched two simultaneous attacks against the Fama military camp as well as in the streets of Tessit, a town in the circle of Ansongo, located in the so-called “three borders” zone, between Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso. Beyond the human toll, the operation caused “significant material losses”, including several vehicles, destroyed or damaged, writes the Dirpa.