Current Operations

G5 Sahel Joint Force

Force conjointe du G5 Sahel / FC-G5S (Chad, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Mali, Niger)

Begin: 07/17

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Opération Barkhane

French military presence in Burkina Faso, Mali, Chad, Niger and Mauritania

Begin: 08 /14

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EUCAP Sahel Mali

EU Capacity Building Mission in Mali

Authorization date: 04/14

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African Union Mission to Mali and the Sahel (AU)

Begin: 08/13

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UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali  (UN-led)
Authorization date: 01/13

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EU Training Mission in Mali

Authorization date: 01/13

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France announces troop deployment to Burkina Faso (06.11.2019)

Florence Parly, the French minister of armed forces, has announced her country will be deploying ground troops to the "three borders" area of Burkina Faso. During a visit to the country's capital, Ouagadougou, she said on Monday, "the launch of operation 'Bourgou 4' will be led by Barkhane...

France announces death of top jihadist in Mali (06.11.2019)

France has announced the death of a top jihadist leader in Mali, as it continues to push for European support in fighting the Islamist insurgency in the Sahel.

Militants kill 54 in Mali army post attack (04.11.2019)

At least 53 soldiers and a civilian were killed in an attack on an army post in northern Mali, government said, in one of the deadliest strikes against the West African country’s military. Islamic state claimed responsibility for the attack via its Amaq news agency, without providing evidence.

UN food depot in Mali vandalized (12.10.2019)

A demonstration in central Mali Saturday turned from protests about the deployment of Malian troops to Burkina Faso to the looting of a nearby U.N. supply depot, VOA’s French to Africa service and the United Nations said. About 1,000 people had been protesting outside the U.N. peacekeeping force...

Some progress made towards security in Mali, but still a long way to go, Security Council hears (08.10.2019)

Some progress has been made towards restoring peace and stability in Mali as outlined in a fragile 2015 peace deal, yet sustainable peace developments are not happening fast enough, the Security Council heard on Tuesday.

Al Qaeda affiliate claims deadly attack on Malian army (08.10.2019)

Al Qaeda’s West Africa affiliate on Tuesday claimed responsibility for coordinated, deadly attacks last week on two army bases in central Mali, it said in a statement. Thirty-eight soldiers were killed and dozens others went missing during attacks on bases in Boulkessi and Mondoro, in some of the...

Secretary-General condemns attacks on UN peacekeepers in Mali (06.10.2019)

The UN Secretary-General has strongly condemned two separate attacks on Sunday against the organization’s Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) which left one peacekeeper dead and four others injured.

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