Army spokesman Azem Bermandoa Agouna tallied "several hundred rebels neutralised (and) 66 taken prisoner" while six soldiers were killed.
French President Emmanuel Macron has said military operations should keep focusing on the region bordering Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso in a summit with West African leaders.
Chad calls for international support to help Africa's beleaguered Sahel region as leaders of Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and France attend summit in Chadian capital N'Djamenaas to discuss future of their military operation.
The Saharawi army launched four rockets in the direction of Guerguerat along the security wall that separates Saharawi fighters from Moroccan forces in the desert territory.
The UAE is well-positioned to pressure Mauritania into unfreezing its relations with Israel.
Dozens are feared dead in a tragedy that bears strong similarities to a disaster in December in which migrants had drowned on their journey from Mauritania to Spain's Canary Islands.
The appointment comes hours after Ismail Ould Cheikh Sidiya and his entire government resigned without giving any reason amid an investigation into alleged high-level corruption.
Moments after her divorce goes through, a Mauritanian woman often celebrates as she returns to her family’s home to ululating cries of joy and the steady beat of tambourines. Here’s everything you need to know.
France and five Sahel region nations agree to combine forces against militants in volatile region, leaders say after a summit in Pau, southwest France, with President Macron pledging 220 more troops to reinforce Barkhane operation.
The withdrawal of US troops from West Africa will affect the region as well as the militarisation in Africa
The latest shipwreck is one of the deadliest disasters this year among migrants trying to make the perilous journey to Europe.
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