Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM) is well-equipped and can obvious defeat the Burkinabe military. Who is funding and equipping it?
“Al-Qaida Branch Claims Attack on Burkina Faso Convoy; Dozens Killed,” Reuters, October 4, 2022:
OUAGADOUGOU — The Sahel-based branch of al-Qaida, Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM), has claimed an attack on a convoy in Burkina Faso that killed more than a dozen soldiers last month, the SITE Intelligence Group said Tuesday.
Islamist militants attacked a convoy taking supplies to a town in northern Burkina Faso on September 26…
Eleven soldiers were found dead and about 50 civilians were reported missing after the attack, the previous government said.
But an internal security document seen by Reuters on Tuesday gave a death toll of 27 soldiers.