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24 Oct 2019 | 10:18 AM UTC

Mali: Several killed in clashes in Doro (Gao region) October 22

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At least 15 people killed in clashes in Doro (Gao region) October 22; similar incidents possible over the coming weeks

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/24/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/26/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Bamako). COUNTRY/REGION Doro, Gao region


At least 15 people, including four civilians, were killed amid clashes between unidentified armed men and members of the Plateforme, an alliance of pro-government armed groups, in Doro (Gao region) on Tuesday, October 22. Similar violent incidents and retaliatory attacks are possible in Gao region over the coming weeks.


Due to the presence of various armed groups, Mali's northern and central regions remain unstable despite the presence of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), one of the largest UN peacekeeping missions in the world.


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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