Senegalese troops cross border into Gambia as crisis intensifies

Senegalese troops cross border into Gambia as crisis intensifies

Senegalese troops cross border into Gambia as crisis intensifies


West African troops have crossed from Senegal into Gambia to ensure Adama Barrow assumes power as the country’s new president, according to the Senegalese army.

In a statement the military said that troops had begun striking as part of “Operation Restore Democracy”.

West African leaders have vowed to remove Yahya Jammeh by force, as the former president – who has the backing of parliament – has refused to accept the election result and step down.

Hours earlier, Adama Barrow was sworn in as pr…
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