Paris (AFP) 02/09/2022 06:36
About 30 militants killed in Mali by members of the European Takoba group
- 30 militants were killed in early February in the Liptako region of Mali
- The General Staff said it was “the first time that an operation involving a Malian force engaged with Takoba has yielded such an outcome.”
- This announcement appears to be threatening the fate of the “European Takoba Group of Special Units”
30 militants were killed in early February in the Liptako region of Mali by elements of the European Takuba Group Special units and the Malian armed forces accompanying them in the fighting, according to what the French General Staff announced on Tuesday, against the backdrop of diplomatic tension between Bamako and Paris.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff said that it was “the first time that an operation resulted in the participation of a force of Financial involved with Takoba about such outcome,” noting that this operation was carried out between February 1 and 6 in the “border triangle” region between Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso, and also led to the confiscation of “many equipment and components for the manufacture of explosive devices.”
This announcement appears to be threatening the fate of the “European Takoba Group of Special Units”, which was formed at the initiative of France and aims to stand by the Malian army in the face of extremist groups.
In the face of the hostile position of the military council, which recently expelled the French ambassador from Bamako and demanded the withdrawal of a Danish battalion recently deployed in Mali, Paris gave itself until mid-February to decide with its European partners the future of their military presence in this country where it has been fighting since 2013 in a war in which it lost 53 a soldier.