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France to lead joint effort in War on Terrorism in Sahel Region | Jamestown Foundation
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France to lead joint effort in War on Terrorism in Sahel Region | Jamestown Foundation

The G5 Sahel Group (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger) has seen an increasing number of deaths these past couple years due to terrorism. Attacks coordinated by ISIS and other terror networks have gone up five times since 2016 in Mali and Niger. Local security and special forces, often trained by France and the U.S, have been facing heavy losses as well. On January 13th leaders from the G5 Sahel Group and French President Emmanuel Macron met in Paris to discuss their next steps. Now, France has announced that they will be sending 850 more soldiers to Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger in order to keep up with the fight with ISIS.

Source: https://jamestown.org/program/france-to-lead-joint-effort-in-war-on-terrorism-in-sahel-region/

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