(B2) The assassination of six French nationals from the French NGOs Acted and Swiss Impact international, and their two Nigerien companions, on Sunday (August 9), in the Kouré region, in Niger, led to a reaction from elements of the Operation Barkhane.
A patrol of 2 Mirage 2000Ds was immediately engaged in the region to participate in the identification and search for the perpetrators. This " at the request of the Niger Armed Forces “says a press release from the general staff. This aerial patrol was then relayed by a drone.
A team of provosts and criminal identification technicians from Gao (in Mali) was also prepositioned at the BAP (planned air base) in Niamey before being deployed to the area on Monday (August 10) morning as part of a mission to assist local police forces.