French troops take positions in the towns of Mopti and Sevare supported by Malian soldiers 2101131

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French Armed Forces Operation Serval in Mali

 
 
Monday, January 21, 2013, 09:14 AM
 
French troops take positions in the towns of Mopti and Sevare supported by Malian soldiers.
French forces have continued to advance towards the north of Mali. During the night of January 20,2013, French soldiers with armoured vehicles ERC 90 Sagaie took positions in the towns of Mopti and Sevaré. To the West, a combat group stationed in the city of Markala since January 16, was extended around Nionno, always supported by Malian armed forces.
     
French forces have continued to advance towards the north of Mali. During the night of January 20,2013, French soldiers with armoured vehicles ERC 90 Sagaie took positions in the towns of Mopti and Sevaré. To the West, a combat group stationed in the city of Markala since January 16, was extended around Nionno, always supported by Malian armed forces (FAMA).
During the night of Sunday, January 20, 2013, French armoured vehicles ERC 90 Sagaie are transported by military transport aircraft C-130 Hercules to be deplotyed nera the town of Sévaré.
     

French fighter aircraft and helicopters continued air operations of destroying military targets. These past 24 hours have been particularly marked by a dozen missions, half to perform strikes on Islamist rebels’ vehicles.

On the ground, in coordination with the Malian forces, French troops extended their protective operations, preventing terrorist groups to continue their progression towards Bamako.

The African force continues its deployment with the regular arrival of new contingents. Sunday, January 20, 2013, there are over 250 Nigerians, 100 Togolese and 50 soldiers of Benin who joined Bamako to form contingents for the international mission in Mali (MISMA) supported by African leaderships. Other troops are still arriving the next few days.

     

Operation Serval Mali by French Armed Forces combat map situation January 20, 2013.
     
The African force continues its deployment with the regular arrival of new contingents. Sunday, January 20, 2013, there are over 250 Nigerians, 100 Togolese and 50 soldiers of Benin who joined Bamako to form contingents for the international mission in Mali (MISMA) supported by African leaderships. Other troops are still arriving the next few days.
During the night of Sunday, January 20, 2013, 50 soldiers of Benin arrived in Bamako.
 

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