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).