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Overall calm situation in the Sahel for Barkhane

(B2) The situation in “ the Sahelo-Saharan strip remains generally calm » announced the general staff of the French armies during its ritual press briefing on Thursday (May 26). Even if a MINUSMA convoy was attacked in the Aguelhok region. This action testifies – it is indicated in Paris – “ the desire of certain groups to discredit the international forces with the population and to slow down the peace process currently underway ". The planes and helicopters of the Barkhane force carried out, in the week (18 to 24 May) 74 sorties, including 11 sorties " Hunting », 16 intelligence collection trips and 47 transport trips.

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).