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French Army Operation Serval in Mali
 
 
 
 

Operation Doro by French Armed forces and Malian troops in the region of Gao
 

From February 27 until now, french armed forces in coordination with the Malian army have conducted Operation Doro in the east of Gao, between the cities of Djebok and Telatai. The Doro Operation was held under the command of the Colonel Bert, commander of 92th Infantry Regiment (92eRI) and the support of French combat helicopters, engineer units and other military units of French Army Operation Serval.

From February 27 until now, french armed forces in coordination with the Malian army have conducted Operation Doro in the east of Gao, between the cities of Djebok and Telatai. The Doro Operation was held under the command of the Colonel Bert, commander of 92th Infantry Regiment (92eRI) and the support of French combat helicopters, engineer units and other military units of French Army Operation Serval.
Thursday, March 7, 2013, 07:58 PM

 

Heavy fighting for the French Army in rocky mountains of North Mali against Islamist rebels
 

The combat of the French Army in rugged Sahara Desert mountains is growing harder, and there's a rising threat that the militants will turn to suicide bombings, hostage-taking and other guerrilla tactics. The French military struck at Islamist militants dug in along the remote, rocky mountain ranges of northern Mali over the last week, killing scores, a French military spokesman said Friday, March 1, 2013.

The combat of the French Army in rugged Sahara Desert mountains is growing harder, and there's a rising threat that the militants will turn to suicide bombings, hostage-taking and other guerrilla tactics. The French military struck at Islamist militants dug in along the remote, rocky mountain ranges of northern Mali over the last week, killing scores, a French military spokesman said Friday, March 1, 2013.
Monday, March 4, 2013, 04:55 PM

 

French Air Force operations continue in Mali with 90 missions in 3 days including 30 air strikes
 

French Air Force operations continued in mali with more than 90 missions including nearly thirty dedicated to air strikes and 35 strategic transport missions for the support of ground forces. These air strikes have enabled to destroy several rebel targets.

French Air Force operations continue in Mali with more than 90 missions including nearly thirty dedicated to air strikes and 35 strategic transport missions for the support of ground forces. These air strikes have enabled to destroy several rebel targets.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 11:07 AM

 

New airborne operation by engineer paratroopers of French Army on Tessalit airport in Mali
 

After the seize of Tessalit airport, Friday, February 8, 2013, by French Special Forces parachuted in the area, a new airborne operation was conducted by French Army, Saturday, February 9, 2013, from Abidjan to parachute engineer paratroopers, vehicles, and equipment to repair Tessalit airport trackway.

After the seize of Tessalit airport, Friday, February 8, 2013, by French Special Forces parachuted in the area, a new airborne operation was conducted by French Army, Saturday, February 9, 2013, from Abidjan to parachute engineer paratroopers, vehicles, and equipment to repair Tessalit airport trackway.
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Sunday, February 10, 2013, 11:39 AM

 

French Special Forces were parachuted on the city of Tessalit to take the control of airport
 

French army soldiers of Special Forces were parachuted on the city of Tessalit during the the night of Friday, February 8, 2013, to take the control of the airport. Followed by an air assault of paratroopers of the 1er RCP (1st Parachute Chasseur Regiment) to strengthen the Special Forces, and secure the airport.

French army soldiers of Special Forces were parachuted on the city of Tessalit during the the night of Friday, February 8, 2013, to take the control of the airport. Followed by an air assault of paratroopers of the 1er RCP (1st Parachute Chasseur Regiment) to strengthen the Special Forces, and secure the airport.
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Saturday, February 9, 2013, 06:18 AM

 

French army deploys AMX-10RCR and self-propelled howitzer CAESAR for Operation Serval in Mali
 

French AMX-10RCR 6x6 reconnaissance armoured vehicles and CAESAR 155mm self-propelled howitzers of French Army have left the city of Niamey, captial of Niger, Thursday, January 31, 2013, to join their operation area in the region of Gao, located more than 400 km of Niamey.

French AMX-10RCR 6x6 reconnaissance armoured vehicles and CAESAR 155mm self-propelled howitzers of French Army have left the city of Niamey, capital of Niger, Thursday, January 31, 2013, to join their operation area in the region of Gao, located more than 400 km of Niamey.
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Friday, February 8, 2013, 11:55 AM

 

More than 1,800 Chadian soldiers with French troops in Kidal to secure the city
 

Since January 31, 2013, the French air operations continued with more than 135 missions including nearly thirty dedicated for the fighter aircraft. These operations resulted in the destruction of many important targets, as logistic facilities and training centers north of Kidal and in the areas of Aguelhok and Tessalit.

Some 1,800 Chadian soldiers have entered Kidal, the last major town in northern Mali under rebel control, the French military says. French-led forces captured Kidal's airport last week but have not yet secured the town itself. The French soldiers meanwhile continue control of the airport thanks to the reinforcement of two sections of paratroopers from the 1e RCP (1st Parachute Chasseur Regiment).
Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 09:29 PM

 

French armed forces launched several air strikes in northern Mali to target rebels training centres
 

French armed forces launched several air strikes, Saturday, February 2, 2013, overnight in the country's northern region which has been in hands of Islamist rebels since 10 months, spokesman for the French army said Sunday, February 3, 2013. Thirty jets targeted Islamist militants' training and communication centres around Tessalit - a mountainous area near the Algerian border.

French armed forces launched several air strikes, Saturday, February 2, 2013, overnight in the country's northern region which has been in hands of Islamist rebels since 10 months, spokesman for the French army said Sunday, February 3, 2013. Thirty jets targeted Islamist militants' training and communication centres around Tessalit - a mountainous area near the Algerian border.
Monday, February 4, 2013, 08:54 AM

 

French armed forces control the major part of Mali after 3 weeks since the start of Operation Serval
 

After a successful three-week operation, French troops are close to recapturing all the key northern towns previously held by the rebels. They took Timbuktu and Gao over the weekend. Early on Wednesday, January 31, 2013, they secured the airport in the desert town of Kidal, meeting no resistance, but were prevented from entering the town itself because of a sandstorm.

After a successful three-week operation, French troops are close to recapturing all the key northern towns previously held by the rebels. They took Timbuktu and Gao over the weekend. Early on Wednesday, January 31, 2013, they secured the airport in the desert town of Kidal, meeting no resistance, but were prevented from entering the town itself because of a sandstorm.
Friday, February 1, 2013, 11:50 AM

 

French armed forces have taken the control of the airport in Kidal
 

According to the website of the radio Voice of Russia, on Tuesday night, January 29, 2013 the French armed forces force in Mali assumed control over the airport of the city of Kidal, which has been under the radical Islamists’ control until recently. This has been confirmed by an official of the Touareg National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad.

Tuesday night, January 29, 2013 the French armed forces force in Mali assumed control over the airport of the city of Kidal, which has been under the radical Islamists’ control until recently. This has been confirmed by an official of the Touareg National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad, which reported this Monday about the liberation of Kidal from Islamic fighters.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 08:13 AM

 

After the capture of Timbuktu airport France continued to strengthen its military power in Mali
 

After the capture of the airport of Timbuktu and the city Gao by French armed forces Sunday and Monday, January 28, 2013, the two strategic locations are now strengthened by units of the Malian army. French Special Forces continue to secure the area around the Timbuktu airport to restore air traffic and for the support of ground forces.

After the capture of the airport of Timbuktu and the city Gao by French armed forces Sunday and Monday, January 28, 2013, the two strategic locations are now strengthened by units of the Malian army. French Special Forces continue to secure the area around the Timbuktu airport to restore air traffic and for the support of ground forces.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 09:21 AM

 

French paratroopers of 2e REP Foreign Legion Parachute Regiment were parachuted on Timbuktu
 

French army spokesman Colonel Thierry Burkhard has announced, on Monday morning, January 28, 2013, French soldiers of the 2e REP (2nd Foreign Legion Parachute Regiment) were parachuted into strategic points overnight to prepare the way for Malian forces to recapture Timbuktu from Islamist rebels.

French army spokesman Colonel Thierry Burkhard has announced, on Monday morning, January 28, 2013, French soldiers of the 2e REP (2nd Foreign Legion Parachute Regiment) were parachuted into strategic points overnight to prepare the way for Malian forces to recapture Timbuktu from Islamist rebels.
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Monday, January 28, 2013, 01:00 PM

 

Malian and French troops have captured the airport of Timbuktu
 

Malian and French soldiers have captured Timbuktu airport, Sunday, January 27, 2013, as they continue to retake territory from al-Qaeda-linked rebels in northern Mali. A Malian military source said the French and Malian troops had met no resistance up to the gates of Timbuktu and controlled the airport. Positions around the airport Gao were reinforced by an armored unit of the 21st RIMa and African soldiers from Niger and Chad

Malian and French soldiers have captured Timbuktu airport, Sunday, January 27, 2013, as they continue to retake territory from al-Qaeda-linked rebels in northern Mali. A Malian military source said the French and Malian troops had met no resistance up to the gates of Timbuktu and controlled the airport. Positions around the airport Gao were reinforced by an armored unit of the 21st RIMa and African soldiers from Niger and Chad. Monday, January 28, 2013, 08:59 AM

 

Air-land operations by French Army Special Forces and Malian troops to seize the city of Gao
 

Over the past 36 hours, the French armed forces involved in the operation Serval and many Malian troops have led air-land operations that helped seize the airport and the bridge in the city of Gao and destroy several Islamist terrorist groups.

Over the past 36 hours, the French armed forces involved in the operation Serval and many Malian troops have led air-land operations that helped seize the airport and the bridge in the city of Gao and destroy several Islamist terrorist groups.
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Sunday, January 27, 2013, 11:06 AM

 

French forces have taken the control of the airport and key bridge in Gao
 

French forces have taken control of the airport and a key bridge in the radical Islamist stronghold of Gao, the French defense minister said Saturday, marking a significant inroad into the heart of territory held by the al-Qaida-linked extremists.

French forces have taken control of the airport and a key bridge in the radical Islamist stronghold of Gao, the French defense minister said Saturday, marking a significant inroad into the heart of territory held by the al-Qaida-linked extremists.
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Saturday, January 26, 2013, 03:52 PM

 

More than 600 vehicles and armoured of French Army on the way for Léré to conquest Timbuktu
 

French-led forces who had recaptured the town of Diabaly on Monday, January 21, 2013, were pushing towards the town of Lere with the aim of "taking control of Timbuktu" which lies further north. The French army launched a major offensive to capture the city of Timbuktu.

French-led forces who had recaptured the town of Diabaly on Monday, January 21, 2013, were pushing towards the town of Lere with the aim of "taking control of Timbuktu" which lies further north. The French army launched a major offensive to capture the city of Timbuktu.
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Saturday, January 26, 2013, 01:46 PM

 

Malian and French troops ready for an offensive against the town of Gao in the next few days
 

French and Malian troops have captured the town of Hombori in northern Mali, another way station en route to the rebel stronghold of Gao. On Friday, January 25, 2013, Islamist extremists based in the Malian town of Ansongo destroyed a bridge near the Niger border, officials said on Friday, marking the first use of explosives by the insurgents since the start of a French-led military intervention two weeks ago

Malian officials said government forces have recaptured Hombori, about 160 km southwest of Gao, on Friday, January 25, 2013, and add, an offensive against Gao could take place in the next few days. On Friday, January 25, 2013, Islamist extremists based in the Malian town of Ansongo destroyed a bridge near the Niger border, officials said.
Saturday, January 26, 2013, 10:21 AM

 

French and Malian soldiers have recaptured the northern town of Hombori
 

French-led Malian soldiers have recaptured the northern town of Hombori which leads to the Islamist stronghold of Gao, residents and security sources said on Friday, January 25, 2013. "At present, Malian and French soldiers are in Hombori. There are no longer any Islamists on the ground," a local teacher said. A Malian security source said the forces were proceeding towards Gao.

French-led Malian soldiers have recaptured the northern town of Hombori which leads to the Islamist stronghold of Gao, residents and security sources said on Friday, January 25, 2013. "At present, Malian and French soldiers are in Hombori. There are no longer any Islamists on the ground," a local teacher said. A Malian security source said the forces were proceeding towards Gao.
Friday, January 25, 2013, 02:25 PM

 

France continues air strikes and deployment of ground forces around Diabaly and Sévaré in Mali
 

France has carried out air strikes during night of Thursday, January 24, 2013, on Asongo in Mali, just 80 kilmometres south of the Islamist stronghold of Gao. The capital Bamako has been secured, but the rebels still hold the major northern towns of Timbuktu and Gao.

France has carried out air strikes during night of Thursday, January 24, 2013, on Asongo in Mali, just 80 kilmometres south of the Islamist stronghold of Gao. The capital Bamako has been secured, but the rebels still hold the major northern towns of Timbuktu and Gao.
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Friday, January 25, 2013, 09:12 AM

 

French army could send 4 main battle tanks Leclerc to support military operations in Mali
 

French Air Force continue air strikes against Islamist ground targets near Diabaly and Konna. According to information from the newspaper website LesEchos;fr, France could deploy four Leclerc main battle tanks to strengthen military operations in Mali.

French Air Force continue air strikes against Islamist ground targets near Diabaly and Konna. According to information from the newspaper website LesEchos.fr, France could deploy four Leclerc main battle tanks to strengthen military operations in Mali.
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Thursday, January 24, 2013, 09:27 AM

 

France increases its military power in Mali with Tiger helicopters and CAESAR 155m howitzers
 

France has decided to further increase its military power for the operation Serval in Mali. Since Sunday, January 21, 2013, the 92° Infantry Regiment of French Army equipped with the latest generation of armored infantry fighting, the VBCI is on the way to Mali by sea. According to some unconfirmed French sources, the 68e artillery regiment equipped with 155mm self-propelled gun CAESAR had received orders to prepare a deployment to Mali

France has decided to further increase its military power for the operation Serval in Mali. Since Sunday, January 21, 2013, the 92° Infantry Regiment of French Army equipped with the latest generation of armored infantry fighting, the VBCI is on the way to Mali by sea. According to some unconfirmed French sources, the 68e artillery regiment equipped with 155mm self-propelled gun CAESAR had received orders to prepare a deployment to Mali. Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 08:46 AM

 

French troops have recaptured cities of Diabali and Douentza now under control of Malian troops
 

The French Ministry of Defence confirmed that the cities of Diabaly and Douentza are now under the control of the Malian troops since Monday morning, January 21, 2013. Malian armed forces will be supported by the French soldiers based in Niono and Mopti-Sévaré to recapture the cities. Cities occupied by the Islamist rebels are located respectively from 400 and 800 km northeast of the capital Bamako.

The French Ministry of Defence confirmed that the cities of Diabaly and Douentza are now under the control of the Malian troops since Monday morning, January 21, 2013. Malian armed forces supported by the French soldiers based in Niono and Mopti-Sévaré have recaptured the cities. Cities occupied by the Islamist rebels are located respectively from 400 and 800 km northeast of the capital Bamako.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 10:30 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.
Monday, January 21, 2013, 09:14 AM

 

Malian and French troops take position in the towns of Niono - Sevare and secure Markala
 

French air forces have carried out three attacks on rebel positions and French forces are advancing towards Mali's Islamist-held north after taking up positions in the towns of Niono and Sevare, a spokesman for the French military operation Serval said Sunday, January 20, 2013.

French air forces have carried out three attacks on rebel positions and French forces are advancing towards Mali's Islamist-held north after taking up positions in the towns of Niono and Sevare, a spokesman for the French military operation Serval said Sunday, January 20, 2013.
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Sunday, January 20, 2013, 07:19 PM

 

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