On December 29th, three French soldiers were killed when an armored vehicle was struck by an IED. Less than a week later, two of their comrades met a similar fate,… Continue reading "French Military Facing Mounting Losses and Controversy in the Sahel"
“Is Africa overtaking the Middle East as the new jihadist battleground?” asks the BBC as 300 soldiers of the Light Dragoons and Royal Anglian Regiment arrive in Mali. The UK… Continue reading "300 British Soldiers Deploy to Mali To Aid UN Counter-Terrorism Efforts"
Aided by the chaos of the Libyan civil war, Islamist groups made significant gains in northern Mali over the course of 2013. The French were quick to act and rapidly… Continue reading "France to Withdraw Troops From the Sahel Region"