- Jul 3, 2011
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Wanting to be funny ? 2 Cie (my old Cie) is well prepared for that, but apparently not available because of VIGIPIRATE. And you want to make fun of it ?It's the middle of the desert, so it's only logical they would drop the amphibious cie!
Thanks, Rapace, for this video and this comment. Yes some faces are familiar and I am still in contact with some of them. I don't feel I am allowed to say where they are precisely.(...) Below a video of the early days of â€˜OpÃ©ration Servalâ€™ in Jan 2013, with, among other things, the preparation and the night drop on Timbuktu. Loustic, some faces may be familiar to you... One can also Rafale fighters being prepared by the Air Forces guys (and gals...) for a sortie.
The video is wonderful and, for me, very moving : first time since Kolwezi that the Legion had an operational jump ! And it was at night ! Moved and cannot say more at this time
The REP obviously works with the Nigerian Army : they were already with us in 2013, and good soldiers also !Sure... It's definitely a 'plausible' scenario.
Below a link to an article on RFI (Radio France Internationale) website. They confirm that an OAP (OpÃ©ration AÃ©ro-portÃ©e), the French term for â€˜combat jumpâ€™ took place near the Salvador pass. The operation was done in collaboration with ground troops of the Niger army. No details given about the unit involved and the number of paras dropped.
The goal was clearly to intercept elements going to or coming from Libya. A number of suspects were captured with radio com equipment and binoculars that were probably spotters. The main convoy targeted apparently managed to go through.
Salvador pass operation
First time elements of â€˜OpÃ©ration Barkhaneâ€™ are deployed so up North...