Opération “Barkhane”

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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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If you plan on joining the Legion...the map will give you an idea where you'll be sent to fight. Note the airstrip in one of the photos.
 

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Medicin militaire français (Capitaine) killed by explosion 200 kms west of GAO. VAB SAN and mine

Advance post being built at Gossi (center of Mali and in the Region of Gourma that stretches to the frontier north of Burkina Faso. ..where Jihadists hide).
A colonne of 500 troops with armoured Infanterie vehicules arrived at the zone, to protect the Genie (engineers) who are building the complex.
Buildings for the troops first
Héliport later
 

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Not really part of Opération Barkhane, but in the same region: two commandos Marine were KIA in Burkina Faso during a hostage rescue operation. The hostages were kidnapped while visiting a national park North of Benin
 

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Not just Benin but also the other surrounding countries... The Jihadists are expanding to easier terrain (Barkhane terrority is almost secured). I can see more countries getting involved, wich can only be good news for the troops, Ivory Coast, Benin and Ghana, Guinea and maybe Togo.
I think it was 700 million euros the French budget for Barkhane 2018 and a billion for 2017. The figures speak for themselves.
 

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A picture of the two personnels KIA last night during the hostage rescue operation, maîtres (Navy rank equivalent to sergent-chef in the Army, Petty Officer First Class in the USN) Cédric de Pierrepont, aged 33 (left) et Alain Bertoncello, aged 28 (right). They belonged to Commando Hubert based in Saint-Mandrier, near Toulon, and more or less equivalent to US Navy Seals or British SBS. Commando Hubert, along with other units is part of “Task Force Sabre”, the Spec Ops component of Opération Barkhane.
Along with the two French tourists kidnapped in Benin, the operators also freed two other hostages a South Korean and an American (both women).
 

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