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Malian para-commandos train in the use of mortars

Spanish instructors insist (Credit: EUTM MALI)
Spanish instructors explain to Malians the importance of maintaining their mortars with care. (Credit: EUTM Mali)

(B2) The Spanish team of “fire support” instructors from the European training mission of the Malian army (EUTM-Mali), usually based at the Koulikoro training camp, exceptionally traveled to Bamako in March .

Their mission: to train a group of non-commissioned officers and soldiers from the 33rd Para-Commandos Regiment in the use of mortars. The training given by the team of "mortar" instructors marks the finalization of a six-week course at the regiment's barracks, during which the essential subjects are mathematics, topography and the techniques necessary for calculating fire. The training was supplemented by practical sessions and walks on the camp.


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).