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Sweden to take command of the Takuba task force

(B2) From November 2021, Sweden will take command of the special units operation in Mali at the initiative of France and with the Europeans.

(MOD France / EMA)

« We can confirm that we have agreed to provide the leadership position for Task Force Takuba in Mali » indicates a communicated Swedish defence.

It is " a clear example of the good French-Swedish cooperation in the current operation and the trust our personnel have built during the time we worked together in Mali “, underlines Brigadier General Anders Löfberg, head of the special forces command.

NB: the Swedes have joined the task force since February 2021 with the (valuable) contribution of a rapid intervention force and helicopters. With this assumption of office, the French completed what they had started by Europeanizing Takuba.

(NGV, AF st.)

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).