KIGALI, Rwanda 

The heads of the G5 Sahel countries on Sunday called for closer cooperation and international support to defeat militants after a recent attack on Niger’s army.

The leaders of Chad, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Mauritania met at an emergency meeting on the security situation in Niger’s capital Niamey following last Tuesday’s attack on a military camp in Inates near the border with Mali which left 71 Niger soldiers dead. 

“These endless attacks carried out by terrorist groups in our region remind us not only of the gravity of the situation but also the urgency for us to

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