France facing strategic choices in the Sahel

DECRYPTION – With three attacks since the end of December, the toll is heavy for an operation which is reaching its limits. Even if the jihadist threat is “contained”, insecurity remains.

Bis repetita. At the end of the afternoon, Thursday, a new funeral procession crossed the Alexandre-III bridge in Paris. He accompanied the remains of Staff Sergeant Yvonne Huynh and Staff Brigadier Loïc Risser from 2e regiment of hussars. Military honors were then returned to them at the Hôtel des Invalides. Then on Friday, a national tribute took place in Haguenau in the presence of the Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly. The same scenario took place on Monday and Tuesday for the Field Marshal Tanerii Mauri and Brigadiers Quentin Pauchet and Dorian Issakhanian, from 1is regiment of hunters. They are the last five soldiers from Operation Barkhane who fell in Mali on December 28 and January 2, hit by improvised explosive devices hidden in their path.

“A few kilometers from the Hombori base, from which you left, your route stopped. You have been carried away by a blind enemy, without eyes to face your gaze ”, launched Tuesday the Minister of the Armed Forces,

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