End of Operation Barkhane: a logistical challenge

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The logistics depot at the Gao base, the largest French military hold in Mali, the real lung of Operation Barkhane.

© RFI / Franck Alexandre

By: Franck Alexandre

3 min

The days of Operation Barkhane are now numbered: in a few months the longest external operation of the French army will give way to a new operation entrusted to special forces.

Several forward bases in northern Mali such as those in Tessalit and Kidal will soon be closed.

A redeployment which will require enormous logistical work, in particular at the Gao base, which is the most important French military hold in Mali.

  • Mali

  • Defense