The expansion of terrorism in the region is disastrous to need of peace, development, and security. The force is designed in Takuba to help enhance the Malian security forces. Särskilda Operationsgruppen, the Swedish Special Operation Task Group, consists of two response units. One is focused on combat tasks and the other on intelligence gathering. The Special Operations Group differ greatly from the rest of the Swedish forces with equipment and armament. Through their participation, Sweden is “assisting France, leader of Operation Barkhane, in a regional crisis management effort that is vital to Europe” states Brigadier General Anders Löfberg.