According to a statement by Burkina Faso’s Defense Minister, Aimé Barthélemy Simpori, and Niger’s counterpart, Alkassoum Indattou, during the raids, in which fighter jets and drones were used, military equipment was also seized from the radicals.
Among means of warfare taken were bombs, ammunition and weapons of various caliber, the report said as cited by local press.
Representatives of both armies, who indicated that the military operations are led from the Tilláberi region, western Niger, also stated that joint actions against the insurgent groups will continue in the coming days.
According to AIB News Agency, in another separate operation in Burkinabe province of Gourma, located in the eastern region, the day before, ‘Volunteers for the Defense of the Homeland’, supported by the Defense and Security Forces, had killed two individuals considered terrorists.
Previously, in the months of May and November 2018 and during November 2019, troops from African countries carried out joint operations, considered successful, against radical groups Boko Haram, the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara and the Group for the Support of Islam and the Muslims.