And the major loss has already happened also with the crash which killed 13 French soldiers in November 2019
And joint ALI EX’s like Royal Blackhawk have been successful etc.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)
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.