13 French troops were killed in a midair collision between two helicopters in Mali on November 26 night. The French troops are deployed in Africa’s Sahel Region in the framework of Operation Barkhane. This is an anti-insurgent opreation launched in August 2014. The current French force consists of 4,500 troops, 3 combat drones, 7 warplanes, 19 helicotpers, 6-10 transport planes, 260 armoured vehicles, 360 logistic vehicles and 210 light armoured vehicles. Despite this large-scale military presence, France has failed to put an end to al-Qaeda and ISIS presence in the region. This raises concerns that the real aim of the effort could be different from the publicly stated goals.
“This raises concerns that the real aim of the effort could be different from the publicly stated goals.”
But of course.
French are so week they asked Muricans to come save their arses…again