An anti-terrorist exercise off Crete

(B2) 450 French soldiers were mobilized on Saturday (13.03) in " an unprecedented counter-terrorism exercise in the Mediterranean, off Crete “, revealed the French Minister for the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, during a hearing in the Senate, Wednesday (17.03). The scenario: a hostage-taking on a merchant ship. " The whole palette » resources (land, naval, air) have been mobilised. This exercise " carries a message underlines the Minister: “ the Mediterranean will never be an area of ​​lawlessness ».

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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).