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13 Dec 2018 | 04:03 PM UTC

Mali: Intercommunal clashes leave 40 dead in Menaka region December 11-12

Mali News Alert

Intercommunal clashes leave at least 40 people dead in Menaka region December 11-12; further clashes possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/13/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/16/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Bamako). COUNTRY/REGION Menaka


Intercommunal clashes left at least 40 people dead in Menaka region on Tuesday, December 11, and Wednesday, December 12. According to local sources, armed men attacked two Tuareg campsites located in the village of Tinabaw, before fleeing to nearby Niger. Further intercommunal clashes are possible in Menaka region in the near term.


Clashes regularly break out between members of hunter, farmer, and herder communities over land disputes in central Mali. Rates of violence have increased over the past year.


The security environment in Mali remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

Due to the underlying terrorist and kidnapping threats prevalent in the country, all those present in Mali are advised to remain discreet regarding personal details, particularly information concerning nationality, employment, family, etc. Individuals are also advised to avoid public events and places frequented by Westerners, to remain vigilant at all times (especially in local markets, now used by terrorists as recruitment grounds), and to report any suspicious objects or behavior to the authorities.


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