Army says eight soldiers escaped attack on around a dozen vehicles in northwest Bouka Were, around 100 kilometres from border with Mauritania.
The deadliest attack since March 2016 follows a joint military operation launched by Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso last month to tackle the expanding threat from militants linked to al Qaeda and Daesh in the Sahel region.
More than 20 air strikes targeted two mountains and three villages in the Jabal al Zawiya region and two other villages in the countryside of the Hama province, a war monitor and a civil defence group said.
There was no immediate confirmation of his death from al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, known as AQIM, which has made millions of dollars abducting foreigners for ransom over the years and made large swaths of West Africa too dangerous for aid groups.
In light of its new policy of marking hateful content, the company does little to stop PKK-linked accounts, which glorify violence against the Turkish state.
Residents say a livestock market in eastern town of Kompienbiga was targeted, in a deadly raid that security sources say was carried by groups with links to Al Qaeda and Daesh.
US officials have finally broken into the iPhones of Mohammad Alshamrani who they say was working for Al Qaeda.
Attack by Royal Saudi Air Force flight student Alshamrani would be the first successful Al Qaeda-organised assault on the US since the September 11, 2001 attacks, said David Sterman, a senior policy analyst at the New America think tank.
Under the command of Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, its military adventurism has had a disastrous impact in several countries, mainly in Libya, Syria and Yemen.
Officials say the death toll could climb after militants, who arrived on motorbikes and in cars, attacked a military base in the Gao region.
The only way to counter the diminished writ of Somalia's central authority is to strengthen community action.
Top US negotiator, Zalmay Khalilzad is known to have connections with shadowy figures in Afghanistan and experts are struggling to understand what exactly he has agreed with the Taliban.
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