In Ivory Coast, extremist gunmen attacked the Grand-Bassam beach resort in 2016, leaving 19 people dead. Another extremist group has been hiding in the Comoe national park in northern Ivory Coast for the past eight months after being pursued by Burkinabe troops. In Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso, the number of clashes and attacks reached unprecedented levels last year. Less than 30km from the Togo border, a much feared group has seized control in Burkina Faso's Pama forest reserve. The armed forces of Togo, Benin, Ivory Coast and Ghana have taken part in joint military operations with Burkina Faso since 2017.
Source: Libya Today May 21, 2020 10:18 UTC