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MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from French to English

Source: Republic of France in FrenchLa French Republic has issued the following statement:

For almost six years, the force Barkhane clashed with armed groups of terrorists (GAT) in the vastness of the band sahelo-saharan africa (BSS). It does not only. She, of course, and more systematically, with all of its partners in the sahel, the first of which the joint force of the G5 Sahel. But other international partners fighting on his side, and their support is essential to the continued operations.

05: 00am on the basis of Gao, the main base of Barkhane in BSS

The internationalization of Barkhane is a reality that the battlegroups desert (GTD) and especially the GTD-HAS experienced on a daily basis. This reality is the fruit of a statement made by the French authorities and is now widely shared : the security of Europe goes through security in the Sahel. The lieutenant-colonel Bo says, ” I find that any collaboration with Barkhane is a success, and that it bears witness to a testament to the sense of european solidarity, the eu commitment to unite in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel region and for the security of Europe “. Every nation participates with the means and procedures different, but Barkhane structure to ensure the overall coherence in the fight.

The daily lives of the crews of French, Danish and british flying patrol under the command of the GTD-A. To captain Niel, pilot of the Chinook, ” the integration in Barkhane works very well, the internationalisation of the force is a success. The crews get to know each other, and although the procedures and tasks are not perfectly identical, they complement each other for better overall efficiency “. He adds that he ” has recently transported the authorities of the malian armed Forces on Labbézanga to visit camp star, which has been recently built “.

On the ground, to Gao, the Estonians involved in the securing of the base and its surrounding area, the lieutenant Tõnis leader of this detachment explains, ” our unit contributes to secure the region of Gao. The inhabitants of the city confirmed that this was useful and they were satisfied that we were doing patrols in the city and in its surroundings in order to make the area more secure.” He adds in conclusion, ” until now, the cooperation with the French military has been excellent and we have never encountered any problem or misunderstanding particular. ”

To conclude, with the strength Takuba Barkhane is proving now to be a real incubator. Desired and strongly supported by France, in particular by mrs Florence Parly the minister for the Armed forces, this force, being deployed on the basis of the Gao, will complement the action of Barkhane on two of its lines of operations. On the one hand by equipping, forming, and accompanying the combat units of the malian army in order to continue the expansion of the range of the forces partners. On the other hand acting in the same way as the other GTD, on the ground, in the Liptako, to continue the fight against the GAT. Today composed of French forces and Estonian, Takuba will shortly be hosting forces Czech and Swedish. Beyond the concrete action of this force in the battle, and for the benefit of partners who do not will begin in a few weeks, the symbol is already very strong.

Conduct by the French armed forces, in partnership with the countries of the G5 Sahel, operation Barkhane was launched on August 1, 2014. It is based on a strategic approach based on a logic of partnership with the main countries of the band sahelo-saharan africa (BSS) : Burkina-Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad. It comprises approximately 5 to 100 members whose mission is to fight against the armed groups of terrorists and support the armed forces of partner countries so that they can take into account this threat.

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