Sunday, July 13, 2014

French Flex Military Muscle

French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Saturday that about 3,000 soldiers will participate in an upcoming military operation in Africa. The action will begin this summer, in conjunction with five regional countries. Its objective is to fight terrorist groups, Le Drian said.

The majority of the troops will be stationed in Chad and Mali, with 1,250 and 1,000 soldiers, respectively. France also expects to activate its military bases in Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad. France also maintains nearly 2,000 soldiers in the Central African Republic, as part of Operation Sangaris, initiated in December 2013.

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