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Barkhane elements deployed in Niger after the assassination of six French people

(B2) The assassination of six French people 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 » specifies a press release from the army general staff. This air patrol was then relayed by a drone.

A team of provosts and criminal identification technicians from Gao (in Mali) was also prepositioned on the BAP (projected air base) of Niamey before being deployed to the area Monday (August 10) morning as part of a mission to assist local police forces.


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).