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French Army Operation Serval in Mali
 
 
 
 

West African countries plan to mobilize 3,300 soldiers to fight against Islamist rebels in Mali
 

The fighter aircraft of the French Army have conducted a dozen missions including reconnaissance of Islamist rebels movements and attacks against ground targets in the region of Diabali. French soldiers are deployed in Markala to protect the way to the Malian capital and ban access to any infiltration of armed Islamist rebels.

The fighter aircraft of the French Army have conducted a dozen missions including reconnaissance of Islamist rebels movements and attacks against ground targets in the region of Diabali. French soldiers are deployed in Markala to protect the way to the Malian capital and ban access to any infiltration of armed Islamist rebels.
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Sunday, January 20, 2013, 09:57 AM

 

Air Force of Nigeria will support French Operation Serval in Mali with fighter aircraft
 

Following the directive by President Goodluck Jonathan to the Nigerian Armed Forces to commence the deployment of 900 troops to participate in the military operation to liberate Mali from Islamist rebels, the Nigerian Air Force, yesterday, commenced moves to deploy two of its fighter aircraft and a transport aircraft for the French army Operation Serval in Mali.

Following the directive by President Goodluck Jonathan to the Nigerian Armed Forces to commence the deployment of 900 troops to participate in the military operation to liberate Mali from Islamist rebels, the Nigerian Air Force, yesterday, commenced moves to deploy two of its fighter aircraft and a transport aircraft for the French army Operation Serval in Mali.
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 03:25 PM

 

Malian Armed Forces pushed back the Islamist rebels from the city of Konna
 

French armed forces continue to protect the capital Bamako. Combat and reconnaissance units have been deployed on each side of the Niger River, to prevent the progression of Islamist rebels. Finally, the Malian armed forces pushed back the Islamist rebels from the city of Konna and control the locality.

French armed forces continue to protect the capital Bamako. Combat and reconnaissance units have been deployed on each side of the Niger River, to prevent the progression of Islamist rebels. Finally, the Malian armed forces pushed back the Islamist rebels from the city of Konna and control the locality.
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Saturday, January 19, 2013, 09:42 AM

 

France sends more armoured vehicles in Mali to answer the strong resistance of Islamist rebels
 

French troops’ initial clashes with Islamist militants in Mali have shown that the desert fighters are better trained and equipped than France had anticipated before last week’s military intervention, French and other U.N. diplomats said.

French troops’ initial clashes with Islamist militants in Mali have shown that the desert fighters are better trained and equipped than France had anticipated before last week’s military intervention, French and other U.N. diplomats said.
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Friday, January 18, 2013, 09:06 PM

 

First Togolese and Nigerian soldiers are now in Mali to help French Army to fight Islamist rebels
 

One infantry motorized unit of the French Army is now deployed in Markala to stop the progression of the Islamist rebels toward the capital Bamako. Other French troops are still in Bamako ready to be deployed for combat missions.

One infantry motorized unit of the French Army is now deployed in Markala to stop the progression of the Islamist rebels toward the capital Bamako. Other French troops are still in Bamako ready to be deployed for combat missions.
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Friday, January 18, 2013, 08:50 AM

 

French army increases the deployment of Ground Forces to the North of Bamako
 

The French fighters aircraft continue their air strikes in Mali and more land forces are sent to Bamako. During the night of Tuesday, January 16, 2013, French troops with armoured vehicles, ERC 90 Sagaie, VAB and VBL were deployed north of Bamako. Wednesday, helicopters and fighters aircraft continued their attacks in the region near the city of Diabali, destroying a dozen of targets.

The French fighters aircraft continue their air strikes in Mali and more land forces are sent to Bamako. During the night of Tuesday, January 16, 2013, French troops with armoured vehicles, ERC 90 Sagaie, VAB and VBL were deployed north of Bamako. Wednesday, helicopters and fighters aircraft continued their attacks in the region near the city of Diabali, destroying a dozen of targets.
Thursday, January 17, 2013, 08:00 AM

 

First clashes between Islamist rebels and French troops in the town of Diabaly
 

Clash erupted between Al-Qaida- linked rebels and the Malian and French ground troops in Diabaly, 400 km from the capital Bamako, after they were surrounded, a security source told on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. Al-Qaida's North African branch AQIM briefly seized Diabaly on Monday, January 14, in a counter-attack launched from the west along the Mali- Mauritania border.

Clash erupted between Al-Qaida- linked rebels and the Malian and French ground troops in Diabaly, 400 km from the capital Bamako, after they were surrounded, a security source told on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. Al-Qaida's North African branch AQIM briefly seized Diabaly on Monday, January 14, in a counter-attack launched from the west along the Mali- Mauritania border.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 04:38 PM

 

French Army Special Forces organize counter-attack with Malian troops in the town of Diabaly
 

French Army Special Forces soldiers drive through the town of Markala, about 275 km from the capital Bamako, January 15, 2013, to meet Malian soldiers and organize a counter-attack in the jihadist-held town of Diabaly.

French Army Special Forces soldiers drive through the town of Markala, about 275 km from the capital Bamako, January 15, 2013, to meet Malian soldiers and organize a counter-attack in the jihadist-held town of Diabaly.
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 10:52 AM

 

French Armed Forces launched ground offensive against Islamist rebels in Mali
 

French army armoured vehicles are heading from the Malian capital Bamako under the cover of darkness towards the north of the country, to target areas currently under the control of islamist rebels. Since January 14, the French combat aircraft (Rafale, Mirage F1 CR and Mirage 2000D) conducted eight missions against a dozen targets around the town of Diabali. They were supported by air refueling aircraft C135F.

French army armoured vehicles are heading from the Malian capital Bamako under the cover of darkness towards the north of the country, to target areas currently under the control of islamist rebels. Since January 14, the French combat aircraft (Rafale, Mirage F1 CR and Mirage 2000D) conducted eight missions against a dozen targets around the town of Diabali. They were refueled by military aircraft C135F.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 09:00 AM

 

More than 800 French soldiers with armoured vehicles are deployed near Bamako airport
 

Since the night of January 13, 2013, the French Armed Forces in Mali continued its flight operations with a total of 20 air missions with Mirage 2000D and Rafale fighter aircraft stationed in N'Djamena, Chad. These operations have enabled the attack of a dozen targets primarily on the cities of Diabali and Douenza.

Since the night of January 13, 2013, the French Armed Forces in Mali continued its bombing raids with a total of 20 air missions with Mirage 2000D and Rafale fighter aircraft stationed in N'Djamena, Chad. These operations have enabled the attack of a dozen targets primarily on the cities of Diabali and Douenza.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 03:10 PM

 

French army tanks and armoured vehicles crossed into Mali from Ivory Coast
 

A column of about 30 French tanks and several troop carriers, accompanied by a helicopter, crossed into Mali from Ivory Coast in an international mission to take control of the African nation’s north from Islamist extremists, French media reported Monday night, January 14, 2013.

A column of about 30 French army tanks and several troop carriers, accompanied by a helicopter, crossed into Mali from Ivory Coast in an international mission to take control of the African nation’s north from Islamist extremists, French media reported Monday night, January 14, 2013.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 11:59 AM

 

United States will provide military support to French Forces for the operation Serval in Mali
 

The Pentagon is preparing to provide military support to French forces in their new fight against rebel militants in northern Mali, according to senior defense officials. The United States is considering a range of options to help, including sending cargo aircrafts to lift more French ground troops into Mali, providing air refueling tankers for French air combat patrols, and offering intelligence gleaned from aerial surveillance.

The Pentagon is preparing to provide military support to French forces in their new fight against rebel militants in northern Mali, according to senior defense officials. The United States is considering a range of options to help, including sending cargo aircrafts to lift more French ground troops into Mali, providing air refueling tankers for French air combat patrols, and offering intelligence gleaned from aerial surveillance.
Monday, January 14, 2013, 09:23 PM

 

French Air Force fighters aircraft Rafale destroyed Malian rebels targets in northeastern Mali
 

French Rafale fighters destroyed multiple targets in northeastern Mali near Gao January 13, 2013, striking rebel-held training camps and logistics depots. Four Dassault-built multirole combat aircraft took off from Saint-Dizier in northeastern France Sunday to reinforce French support for Malian forces fighting an advance by Islamist separatists on the central town of Konna.

French Rafale fighters destroyed multiple targets in northeastern Mali near Gao January 13, 2013, striking rebel-held training camps and logistics depots. Four Dassault-built multirole combat aircraft took off from Saint-Dizier in northeastern France Sunday to reinforce French support for Malian forces fighting an advance by Islamist separatists on the central town of Konna.
Sunday, January 13, 2013, 02:54 PM

 

French fighter jets Mirage 2000D stepped up air strikes against Islamist rebels in Mali
 

French fighter jets Mirage 2000D on Saturday, January 12, 2013, stepped up air raids against Malian rebels in the assistance of the former French colony's government as neighboring West African nations also got prepared to send troops.

French fighter jets Mirage 2000D on Saturday, January 12, 2013, stepped up air raids against Malian rebels in the assistance of the former French colony's government as neighboring West African nations also got prepared to send troops.
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Sunday, January 13, 2013, 01:56 PM

 

French Armed Forces began operation Serval in Mali to fight Islamist rebels
 

The French army operation Serval began on Friday, January 11, 2013 when Mali appealed to France, the former colonial power in the region, for help after hostile forces surged toward the town of Mopti, a regional capital. The operation began on 11 January 2013 with French Army Aviation Gazelle SA342 light combat helicopters armed with 20 mm cannons and HOT anti-tank missile.

The French army operation Serval began on Friday, January 11, 2013 when Mali appealed to France, the former colonial power in the region, for help after hostile forces surged toward the town of Mopti, a regional capital. The operation began on 11 January 2013 with French Army Aviation Gazelle SA342 light combat helicopters armed with 20 mm cannons and HOT anti-tank missile.
Saturday, January 12, 2013, 09:17 AM

 

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