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by | Dec 16, 2019 | Current Threats


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An attack Tuesday on a military base in west Niger left 71 dead and a score missing, according to a statement from the Niger Ministry of Defense.

The BBC reports that President Emmanuel Macron of France and President Mahamadou Issoufou ofNiger announced that they were postponing to early 2020 the summit with the leaders of the five countries of the Sahel region, which was planned for 16 December in Pau.

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Source: http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20191212-islamists-kill-71-soldiers-in-niger-as-terrorist-attacks-in-the-sahel-region-increase