#FactOfTheDay 28/09/2018 – New French deployment in Mali: 120 paratroopers mobilized as part of operation «Barkhane»

#FactOfTheDay 28/09/2018 – New French deployment in Mali: 120 paratroopers mobilized as part of operation «Barkhane»

France has once again deployed its military strength in Mali after a new wave of violence. On Thursday, September 27th , 120 paratroopers of the « Barkhane » force landed on Malian territory in the Ménaka region.

The operation follows a new episode of violence in the north of the country where 35 people died in one week. This area has been plagued for many years by numerous conflicts involving jihadists, Malian government forces and private militias.

This military intervention echoes the « Serval » operation in 2013 to fight the Islamist insurgency in northern Mali. From then on, French troops still present in the north of the country form a regional coalition with the Malian and Chadian government to secure this troubled area.

By Cécile Wlodarczak

Source 

Le Monde: https://www.lemonde.fr/afrique/article/2018/09/28/au-mali-35-morts-en-une-semaine-la-force-barkhane-largue-120-parachutistes_5361337_3212.html

For further informations

Libération : https://www.liberation.fr/planete/2018/09/27/mali-huit-tues-par-des-engins-explosifs-la-france-largue-120-parachutistes_1681644

Cécile Wlodarczak

Après une licence en Science Politique de l'Université de Montréal, je termine actuellement un Master en Relations Internationales, Orientation Sécurité Paix et Conflits à l'Université Libre de Bruxelles. Me passionnant pour les relations internationales, et tout particulièrement la question des droits et libertés fondamentales, j'ai par la prise en charge à EU Logos du Portefeuille «Droits fondamentaux et États de Droit» l'opportunité d'analyser en Europe ces problématiques stimulantes.

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