UK troops seize IS weapons in Mali operation

UK troops seize IS weapons in Mali operation
# 15 May 2021 09:59 (UTC +04:00)

AK47 rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition are among a cache of suspected Islamic State weapons that have been seized by UK troops in Mali, APA reports citing BBC. 

Around 100 soldiers took part in efforts to retrieve the weapons in a village close to the border with Niger, where the Ministry of Defence said locals were being threatened.

Suspected IS members had earlier fled by swimming across a river, it added.

The operation was carried out in a sandstorm and temperatures above 50C.

Soldiers also seized camouflage clothing, radios, mobile phones and hundreds of litres of fuel after being cleared by the United Nations to search buildings.

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED