Mali Camp Housing UN, French Troops Comes Under Shell Fire
AFP – Agence France Presse
July 7, 2020
A camp in northeastern Mali housing UN, French and Malian troops fighting jihadist insurgents came under shell fire on Tuesday, but there were no casualties or damage, the United Nations mission MINUSMA said.
Sixteen rounds were fired at the Tessalit camp in Kidal region near the Algerian border […].
In January, 18 UN troops and two civilians were wounded in a mortar attack on the same camp.
On Monday, three MINUSMA troops were injured, one seriously, when their convoy struck a road mine in the Kidal region, the mission said. […]
MINUSMA has 13,000 troops in Mali, while France has 5,100 soldiers in Operation Barkhane, its anti-jihad force in the Sahel.