Terrorism Crisis in Niger

Niger's Ministry of Defense announced that 21 people were killed in an attack by armed terrorist groups.

Jun 27, 2024 - 12:46
Terrorism Crisis in Niger

According to this statement, as a result of the terrorist attack on the military base in Tasia region, 20 soldiers and one civilian were killed, and nine others were injured. Security forces reportedly killed dozens of attackers. Ground and air search operations are underway to locate the others. Niger plays an important role in military operations against terrorist groups in the "coastal" region of Africa. It also plays a central role in Washington's military operations in the "coastal" region of Africa, as it has approved the construction of a large American air base on its territory.

However, after the recent political developments, the new authorities quickly took steps to break military relations with the Western colonial countries, especially France and the USA. And the people supported the authorities' decision.Recently, Chad also joined the group of African countries that demand the withdrawal of American troops from their territory. Currently, about 100 American soldiers are stationed in Chad.

Niger's Prime Minister, Ali Lamin Zine, recently announced that the country's military relations with the United States had been severed following threats against Niger due to its cooperation with Iran and Russia. The threat was made when an American official visited that country to negotiate the stay of American troops.The United States pursues the same policy in some other regions of the world, for example, in West Asia.

In the case of Iraq, the Americans continued their presence under the pretext of fighting terrorism. The Iraqi people and experts consider that the terrorist activities carried out by ISIL are an excuse for the US to stay in that country.  The USA and Britain launched the attack on Iraq on March 19, 2003, under the slogan "Iraqi Freedom".An operation that not only did not bring freedom to Iraqis, but, according to the Iraqi authorities, killed hundreds of thousands of people and displaced millions more.