Opération Serval - Mali.

CamNostos

Old-Salt
It may well be but l see this cooperation on a weekly basis. Politicians have to pamper to a crowd and give the impression they don't give an inch.

Meanwhile, UK support to Op in the Sahel has been maintained (Chinook) and then increased (MINUSMA)
And joint ALI EX’s like Royal Blackhawk have been successful etc.
 
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It's a wonderful thing.


The inability of Jihadists to co-operate in Syria is of note, and I see that the battlelines are literally drawn between the Al-Qaeda orientated (Nusrat al-Islam, and otehrs, who appear better at assimilating local and ethnic groups) and the Islamic State (IS-Greater Sahara) lot.

Plus the other complexities, which we overlay our concerns on top of.

In the Op Barkhane AOR, AQIM and ISGS have fought on several occasions since last summer with dozens killed on each side
 
As it does on a regular basis, Canada has sent a CC-130J to support Op Barkhane. This time, it was from 2 to 10 February 21.

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James Heappey was in Gao, Mali, recently.

According to various sources, he has told AFP that, unless there was an prority UK emergency, the UK CH-47 contingent was"100% dedicated to Barkhane" (there had been announcements than 50% of the allocation would go to MINUSMA).

Sources also mention that the RAF contingent to Op Barkhane would stay on after the summer of 2021.

He also mentioned "MINUSMA passivity" which needed addressing

 
Pictures of the Groupement commando during a night time operation on 12-13 February near Ansango which ended in a firefight during which several terrorists were neutralized and weapons recovered.
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Pictures of the Groupement commando during a night time operation on 12-13 February near Ansango which ended in a firefight during which several terrorists were neutralized and weapons recovered.
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During this Op, 2 local terrorist Cdrs responsible for most of the attacks in the Ansongo and Labbezanga areas were KIA.

According to OSINT, their names were Abdallah Diallo and Souley Oumarou Diallo.
 
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