Mali: Army Claims Capture of Rebel Stronghold Kidal

Source: US News & World Report

“Mali’s army said on Tuesday it had taken the northern rebel stronghold of Kidal after carrying out a raid that inflicted heavy losses on armed insurgents. Ethnic Tuareg rebels, who have long controlled much of the north from Kidal, last month seized a base vacated by the departing U.N. peacekeeping mission, raising the spectre of a showdown as the army headed north to take it back. … Reuters was unable to verify the situation on the ground and a spokesman for the rebels could not be reached for comment.” (11/14/23)