France announced that the last unit of its military forces in Mali as part of Operation Barkhane left the country.
In a statement made by the French General Staff, it was stated that the last Barkhane Force military unit in Mali had left the country.
In the statement, it was noted that the unit serving in the Operational Desert Platform in Gao handed over the platform to the Malian military forces and moved to Niger at noon. reportedly organized.
In the statement made by the Elysee Palace, it was stated that the last French soldier who took part in the Barkhane Operation left Mali as of this morning, and that France will remain committed to the fight against terrorism and stability in the Sahel, Gulf of Guinea and Lake Chad region.
In the statement, which stated that 59 French soldiers lost their lives in Mali, it was noted that the withdrawal from Mali would not reduce France’s efforts to free the French journalist Olivier Dubois, who was taken hostage.
France had nearly 2,300 soldiers in Mali.
In Mali, tensions arose with neighboring African and EU countries after the interim government’s decision to deploy Russia’s Wagner mercenary group on the country’s territory.
Finally, Germany suspended reconnaissance flights in Mali last week due to problems with the administration in this country.