Opération “Barkhane”

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Got this right
Source : Ouest France, blog,lignes de défense
French troops are building a strong force in the east of Burkina Faso, at Fada N' Gourma, régional capital and near the forêt of Pama. Where Jihadists are hiding
Armoured véhicules
Ambulances
Fuel tankers
Engineers / Génie
Lorries and containers
Ready for action and orders to follow
Why haven't we heard more on this ?
 

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Air strike some where near the Niger - Mali border and 7 / 8 reported dead. Commandos are / have been sent in to count the damage done
Will update later with more précise détails
Agenda and thing's, you know
Source : CCN
According to CCN, french troops (cdos?)
Recoverd weapons and green berets belonging to the Americains killed in Niger, Tongo Tongo (date?) Adds : October 2017
A Glock 19, seial number correspondant to the weapon belonging to Staff Sargent Jerimiah Johnson was found. Also, a laser sight and matching number
5 d jihadists and 6 motor bikes taken out
Revenge is sweet
 
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According to Ms Florence Parly (French Defense Minister), the armed drones MALE (moyenne altitude longue endurance) REAPER MQ 9, will arrive for Barkhane by the end of 2019. Equiped with guided bombs GBU and Hellfire missiles (and here was me thinking that they, or some, were already on zone). Any buddy knows the cost of 1 of these?
 

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According to Ms Florence Parly (French Defense Minister), the armed drones MALE (moyenne altitude longue endurance) REAPER MQ 9, will arrive for Barkhane by the end of 2019. Equiped with guided bombs GBU and Hellfire missiles (and here was me thinking that they, or some, were already on zone). Any buddy knows the cost of 1 of these?
Around $20 million, flyaway.
 

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We lost one in November 2018
Is that the price of a non armed surveillance drone ?
Algeria build their own drones, btw
 

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Yep non armed, 1 hellfire costs $500 000 a pop.....Western armies will spend $1million dollars to flatten a bloke in a $5 pair of flip flops with a $100 AK in a $20 dollar tent.... and you tell me who's winningo_O:ROFLMAO:
 

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Can you up load and post here the situation map of Barkhane for 2018 (map, graphs and stats).
Ligne de défense, blog ouest france. fr
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Sahel region across north Africa. Photos of Fort Madama on the border of Niger/Libya...the original fort was built in the 1930's. Since 2014 the French and Americans have pumped $millions into the upgrade, including a 2km airstrip.
 

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