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Breaking: France to Send Extra 220 Troops to Fight Militants in Sahel - Macron

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7Dnews London

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 00:00 GMT

France will send an extra 220 soldiers to West Africa to fight militants after agreeing to create a joint command structure with regional states to fight the growing insurgency in the area, President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday January 13th, as Reuters reported.  

"We have no choice. We need results," Macron said after a summit with the leaders of Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Chad.

France has about 4,500 troops already operating in the region.


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