Senegal: Army targets rebel hideouts in Casamance region

The offensive was prompted by the murder of 14 villagers in a suspected illegal-timber-trafficking dispute last week, but the rebels are denying responsibility for the massacre.

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    Senegal's military is continuing to target rebel hideouts in the south of the country.

    They're looking for the killers of 14 villagers who died in a massacre in the southern region of Casamance last week.

    So far it's unclear who exactly was responsible, but a dispute over illegal timber trafficking is believed to be behind the deaths.

     

    Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Dakar.


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