#Wagner PMC Mercenary Killed in #Mali and the latest #Daesh Claims

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Mali and Russia had claimed no Russian groups in Mali

Jihadist resources published a video of the aftermath of the terrorist attack against the Mali Armed Forces and, allegedly, Russian mercenaries. The footage shows parts of the body of a white man, allegedly belonging to a participant in the Russian so-called. PMC “Wagner”. According to preliminary data, he died in the explosion of a roadside IED set by terrorists on a road near the town of Bandiagara in Mopti district.

They do not stop asking questions about the information that the militants leading the “jihad” in Mali found the body of a Wagner Group fighter.

Of the arguments in the video, there are only a pack of cigarettes from Libya and some parts of the body of a white man. The comments of the militants indicate that this is a member of the Wagner Group, who was blown up by an IED near the Malian settlement of Bandiagara.

Earlier in the media there were reports of a clash of Russian mercenaries with militants of the Al-Qaeda-linked group Jamaat Nusrat Al-Islyam Wal-Muslimin in the same district.

On January 11, at a meeting of the UN Security Council, the representative of Mali said that there were no mercenaries from Russia in the country, because Bamako has not signed contracts with PMCs. According to him, there are only Russian instructors on the territory of the region who are engaged in training the military personnel of the country’s Armed Forces in handling military equipment.

First clashes between Russians and jihadists in Mali

Reuters reports on the deployment of Russian military specialists at the Timbuktu military base. Recall that it was this base that the French military left in November 2021 and handed over to the Mali army.
In late December, the Malian authorities officially recognized the involvement of Russian military instructors to train army specialists. This led to the official communique of a number of EU countries (under the leadership of France), in which they were “disillusioned” with the actions of the Malian authorities, and also called for “responsibility” Russia, with whose support the deployment of “PMC Wagner” in the country is taking place.

📣 And finally, from posts on social networks, as well as from publications of quite respectable publications (France24, for example), it became known that on January 3 there was an attack by jihadists from the Jamaat Nasr al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM, ex Al Qaeda in West Africa) to the convoy of Malian troops in which the Russians were also present. Several Mali military personnel and jihadists were reported to have died and one of the Russians was wounded.
It is noteworthy that the French press designates Russians as “militants”, that is, puts them practically on a par with terrorists. The trick is an order of magnitude more impudent and daring than the recent statements of the President of Kazakhstan K. Tokayev with the definition of all protesters as “terrorists” 👌

Another French publication (le Monde) also reports on the estimated size of the group of Russian military – 300 people.
The publication “Les Observers”, in turn, using satellite images of Google Earth, records the construction of a military camp near Bamako airport and the 101st airbase of the Malian Air Force, and suggests that this could become a Russian deployment point.

And now, a few conclusions. The fact that the Russians occupied the former French military base speaks of a fundamentally new scenario for Russia’s presence in the regional scenario. At least, about participation in anti-terrorist activities in Mali on a par with the French. That is, the functions of the presence of Russian military specialists will not be limited only to the protection of the top officials of the state (which they reproached), and the training of servicemen of the Mali army.

📌 Accordingly, further we can assume the Syrian scenario. Like Syria, Mali will be divided into zones of influence and responsibility between the Russian and French military. For this, the latter, at least, will need to come to terms with the new state of affairs, recognize and establish working relations with the Russians. Even if the presence of our military in the region will be in the format of PMCs.


Daesh Latest Claims

Recent IS Activity in Iraq and Syria

Iraq

  • Police barracks attacked in Siniya, 9 casualties, 3 vehicles damaged
  • Clashes with PMF in Alam, 6 casualties, vehicle damaged
  • Clashes with army in Qara Tapa, 7 casualties
  • Police barracks attacked inside Miqdadiya city, 3 casualties, Humvee damaged
  • Passports Director of Adhamiya Region, Colonel Yasser Ali Shinyar, Captured and Executed in Hamrin
  • Clashes with ISOF in Hamrin mountains, 5+ casualties
  • Clashes with army in Hamrin mountains, 4+ casualties
  • Clashes with PMF in Azim, 4 casualties, 4WD vehicle damaged
  • IED exploded on army Humvee near Hamrin, several killed
  • IED exploded on army patrol in Hamrin, several casualties
  • Clashes with Peshmerga in Makhmur, 3 injured
  • Clashes with army patrol in Abboud, several injured, two vehicles damaged
  • IED exploded on PMF patrol near Azim, 2 injured
  • IED exploded on police 4WD vehicle in Nahrawan, several killed and injured
  • Joint barracks of army and PMF attacked in Albu Musa, 2 casualties
  • Police barracks attacked in Tel Khadija, 2 casualties, Humvee and thermal camera destroyed
  • IED exploded on soldiers in Rubayda, several casualties
  • Police officer killed, Humvee damaged in Albu Saif
  • IED exploded on PMF in Azim, several injured
  • Clashes with PMF in Azim, 3 casualties
  • Army patrol ambushed in Tabi, 2 casualties
  • Army barracks attacked near Makhmour, several casualties, thermal camera destroyed
  • Two army barracks attacked in Azim, 2 casualties, 2 thermal cameras destroyed
  • Police equipment and barracks burned down in Khasha
  • Soldier injured in Kuwamat
  • PMF militant captured and executed in Kubba
  • Government spy executed near Tarmiya
  • PMF spy killed in Albu Rayash
  • Police barracks blown up in Khasha
  • Police bulldozer damaged in Rubayda
  • Mortar shelling on army barracks in Buhriz
  • Transformers destroyed in Kanan
  • Thermal camera destroyed in Sheikh Hamad
  • Thermal camera destroyed near Makhmur

Syria

  • PKK HQ in Tayyana bombarded with rockets, 2 casualties, extensive material damage
  • Vehicle of PKK commander attacked in Ziban, 2 killed including the commander, another injured
  • PKK patrol attacked near Susah, a Humvee and a 4WD vehicle damaged, several injured
  • PKK checkpoint attacked in Jardhi Sharqi, 3 casualties
  • IED exploded on PKK vehicle in Azbah, 4+ casualties
  • PKK checkpoint in Abu Hamam bombarded with rockets, several casualties
  • Daas oil well controlled by PKK burned down in Huraiji
  • PKK 4WD vehicle attacked near Sur, several casualties
  • IED exploded on PKK 4WD vehicle in Kibr, several casualties
  • PKK checkpoint attacked near Tayyana, several injured
  • PKK vehicle destroyed by IED in Muhaimida
  • PKK militant captured and executed in Baghuz
  • 2 sorcerers captured and executed in Suweidan

Recent IS Activity Outside of Iraq and Syria

Philippines

  • Two army camps attacked in Saydona, 9 casualties
  • Clashes with army in Cotabato, 3+ casualties

Egypt

  • IED exploded on a vehicle of militia loyal to army in Dukma Kaleh, 3 casualties
  • IED exploded on militia loyal to army in Abu Araj, 3+ casualties

Pakistan

  • IED exploded on 4WD vehicle of an election candidate in Mamund, 7 casualties
  • Polling center attacked in Karak, 2 casualties

Tanzania

  • Christian village Kiwengulo attacked, 4 Christians killed, several houses burned down
  • Clashes with army in Kiwengulo, 3 vehicles burned

Somalia

  • IED exploded on army vehicle on Mogadishu – Eilsha road, 3 casualties
  • Police checkpoint attacked in Mogadishu, 3 casualties

Niger

  • Several grad missiles fired on government organized event for Niger Republic Day in Diffa

BurkinaFaso

  • National Gendarmerie checkpoint attacked near Dori, 4+ casualties
  • Positions of militias loyal to army attacked in Blit, militias fled, several motorcycles and military equipment seized

Congo

  • Army convoy ambushed on Bunia – Beni road, 2 killed, 4 vehicles burned
  • Army barracks attacked in Kalboa, 2 killed
  • Christian trade convoy ambushed on Kasindi – Beni road, one killed, truck burned down
  • Militia member loyal to army killed in Ituri

Cameroon

  • Army barracks attacked in Golujan, several injured

Mozambique

  • Clashes with SADC forces near Messala river in Macomia, 5+ casualties
  • Novalala village attacked in Mecula, 6 soldiers killed, several Christian houses burned down
  • Christian village Novavida attacked in Macomia, several militia members loyal to army injured, village burned down
  • Nohavara village attacked in Mueda, 2 vehicles and large number of Christian houses burned down
  • Mararia village attacked in Mecula, militias loyal to army fled, large number of Christian houses burned down
  • Mbada village attacked in Macomia, soldiers fled, large number of Christian houses burned down
  • Army camp attacked near Palma, several casualties, camp burned down
  • 3 Christians killed in Nova Zambezia
  • Clashes with army in Cujolo

Nigeria

  • SVBIED attack on army camp in Marte, followed by an assault, 10 casualties, camp burned down, military equipment seized
  • Army barracks attacked in Buni Yadi, 10+ killed, several injured, 3 armored vehicles and the barracks burned down
  • Houses of militia members loyal to army attacked in Kilangar, 20+ killed, 3 vehicles and several houses burned down
  • Christian town Waltihia in Adamawa province attacked, a church, a house and two vehicles burned down
  • IED exploded on army convoy near Dikwa, armored vehicle destroyed, several casualties
  • Army barracks attacked in Gombi, 2 killed, barracks burned down
  • Army barracks attacked in Mosa, soldiers fled, weapons seized
  • Several soldiers killed in Mainiti
  • Army checkpoint attacked in Monguno, soldiers fled, weapons seized
  • Several houses of militia loyal to army burned down in Garkida, one killed
  • Mortar shelling on army camp in Buni Yadi
  • Electricity pylon blown up near Mainuk

Afghanistan

  • PBIED attack at the gate of Central Passport Department of Afghanistan in District 3 in Kabul, several casualties in Taliban ranks
  • Vehicle of the Taliban Director of Agriculture ambushed in Ghani Khel, he was killed along with 3 guards
  • IED exploded on the vehicle of a government scholar Mawlawi Abed in Kabul, 4 casualties including the scholar
  • IED exploded on Taliban vehicle in District 4 in Kabul, 6 casualties
  • IED exploded on Shiite vehicle in District 4 in Kabul, 5 casualties
  • IED exploded on Taliban vehicle in District 5 in Kabul, several casualties
  • IED exploded on Taliban patrol in District 5 in Kabul, 6 casualties
  • Taliban intelligence official killed in District 8 in Kabul, vehicle damaged
  • Taliban spy killed in Kunduz
  • Former Afghan government spy killed in Achin
  • Taliban spy killed in Mohmandara
  • IED exploded on Shiite vehicle in District 10 in Kabul, 1 killed
  • Sorcerer killed in Farah
  • Another sorcerer injured in Farah

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