On 30 November 2020, the cities of Gao, Kidal and Menaka were targeted by simultaneous mortar and rocket attacks launched by unidentified jihadi forces. According to a U.N. official, military camps housing international forces — including U.N. peacekeepers and soldiers for the French Operation Barkhane — were struck by at least 10 explosives. No confirmed details were immediately available regarding damage or casualties, although a source within the U.N. mission stated that there was significant damage but no casualties in Kidal.

Analyst Comment: Attacks frequently target international forces in the region, although the events on 30 November mark an increased level of coordination and capabilities among jihadi militants.