Mali’s military was pushed back on three separate terrorist attacks on towns and military outposts that left at least a dozen Malian soldiers and three civilians dead.
In a subsequent counterattack Malian soldiers killed 48 attackers and destroyed three pickups containing weapons and ammunition. They also pushed back the attack and destroyed several terrorist logistical bases that were camouflaged with vegetation. The Malian forces are combining terrestrial manoeuvres, airstrikes, and airborne operations. The terrorists were pulling media stunts to hide the considerable losses they have been suffering for several months. Pray for the continuous attack on military installations near the southern-central town of Mopti to be stopped. Pray for the Malians and the leaders to be rescued from their powerful enemy, from foes, who were too strong for them (The Bible, Psalm 18:17).
Tensions in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region have again renewed fighting causing three deaths and 19 people wounded. Azerbaijan claimed that Armenia had not followed through on conditions of the 2020 ceasefire. Armenia claimed that the agreement was a work in progress that had not yet been agreed upon by all parties. Pray for a new beginning in this disputed territory. Pray that Azerbaijan and Armenia will both agree to a new beginning that will lead to lasting peace and security. Pray that Christian Believers in this region will be brokers of peace and reconciliation between people, helping people to move forward (The Bible, Philippians 3:13-14).