120 terrorists were eliminated in Niger during military operation

The armed forces of Niger and France during the joint military operation in the south-west of Niger, which began on February 1, killed 120 terrorists, reports France Presse with reference to the Niger’s defense ministry.

According to the Ministry of Defense, by February 20, the military of Niger and France managed to “neutralize 120 terrorists” during an operation in the Tillaberi region near the border with Mali and Burkina Faso. Also, the armed forces seized equipment for creating explosive devices and several vehicles. Losses were not recorded among the military.

In the same area in October 2017, militants from the regional unit of the IG * terrorist group ambushed a joint U.S.-Niger patrol. Then four American commandos and four African soldiers were killed.

*-Terrorist operation prohibited in Russia.