Senegal army captures MFDC rebel bases in Casamance region

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Senegal’s army says it has captured rebel bases in the south.
It is the latest offensive against an armed group that wants to create an independent state in the southern Casamance region.
Senegal hopes the operation will help end one of Africa's longest civil conflicts.
The Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance, also known as the MFDC, has been fighting for independence from Senegal for the last 40 years.
A spokesperson from Senegal’s military told Al Jazeera that they suspect rebels of fleeing to neighbouring Guinea Bissau.
While Senegal has made several victories on the battlefield, it will take the cooperation of neighbouring countries to find lasting peace.

Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from the capital, Dakar.

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