Sun. Sep 27th, 2020

Insurgency: France to send 600 more troops to West Africa – minister |The Liberator

France will deploy 600 more soldiers in the fight against Islamists militants in Africa’s Sahel, south of the Sahara, French Defence Minister Florence Parly said on Sunday.

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The reinforcements would mostly be sent to the area between Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, Parly said in a statement. Another part would join the G5 Sahel forces.

France has about 4,500 troops already operating in the region.

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