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Thu, 23 Jan 2020 08:56 GMT

Breaking: Isis Claims Responsibility for Attack on Niger Army Base

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7Dnews London

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 15:14 GMT

Isis West Africa affiliate on Tuesday Jan 14th claimed responsibility for an attack on an army base in Niger last week that killed at least 89 Nigerien soldiers, according to a statement translated by the SITE Intelligence Group.

Isis West Africa Province (ISWAP) said in the statement that its militants killed 100 soldiers and wounded an unspecified number of others in the raid last Thursday Jan 9th on the base in the town of Chinagodrar, near the Malian border.

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