Niger – Attack on a military patrol (February 22, 2017)


France condemns the attack on a Niger military patrol near Interzawane on February 22 that left 15 dead and 19 injured.

It offers its condolences to the victims’ families and to the authorities of Niger.

We applaud the courage of Niger’s forces, whose commitment to the fight against terrorist groups in the Sahel must be supported.

France will continue to back Niger. It hails the resolve of the countries of the region to step up their efforts to secure their borders.

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