French soldiers from Operation Barkhane set up a temporary advanced operating base as they leave Gossi, Mali, on 18 April 2022.
French soldiers from Operation Barkhane set up a temporary advanced operating base as they leave Gossi, Mali, on 18 April 2022. © Paul Lorgerie/Reuters
The Elysée Palace and the Ministry of the Armed Forces are busy laying plans for the future of France's military presence in the Sahel. While the Sabre task force is on the out, various troop redeployment options are on the cards, as is a highly awaited clarification of French soldiers' status in the region. [...] (681 words)
Issue dated 18/01/2023 Reading time 3 minutes Pierre-Elie de Rohan Chabot, Paul Deutschmann
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