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Back in pictures on the key action of alpine hunters in the Malian and Nigerian Liptako

(B2) The intervention of commandos and Alpine hunters on June 13 and 14 in the south of Malian Liptako against a group of the Islamic State in the Grand Sahel (EIGS) was lively and intense, in view of the testimonies broadcast by the army general staff. Exchanges of fire, mortars, helicopters…

Operation Aconit – Barkhane (credit: DICOD / EMA)

The commitment took on multiple facets (read our paper updated with the testimony of the col. De Chilly of the 4th RCH of Gap, leader of the 2nd armored group engaged on the spot).

In a rather unusual way, the French Ministry of the Armed Forces released several images of this engagement, carefully chosen, but showing the full intensity of the engagement nonetheless.


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).