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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Serval

Operation Serval (French: Opération Serval) was a French military operation in Mali. The aim of .... 3 Brigade Mécanisée (3e BM), deployed from France and tasked with command of the ..... Operation 'Serval': A Strategic Analysis of the French Intervention in Mali, ..... "Mali conflict: France has opened gates of hell, say rebels".

world.time.com/2013/02/26/the-war-in-mali-does-france-have-an-exit-strategy

Feb 26, 2013 ... (MORE: Mali's War: After Surging into Islamist-Held North, Will France Retreat?) Over the past two weeks, French commandos have engaged in ...

www.newsweek.com/mali-un-mission-northern-mali-conflict-aqim-africa-peacekeeping-468907

Jun 12, 2016 ... Militants have killed 68 U.N. peacekeepers in Mali in the past three years, but ... militants in northern Mali—but that more boots on the ground will not provide a ... France still deploys more than 3,000 troops across five countries in the ... in January was a good sign—“it's always good to have an exit strategy.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21304079

Feb 2, 2013 ... France's president has said it would be wrong to assume the conflict in Mali is over, ... "The women of Timbuktu will thank Francois Hollande forever," ... and if the French get their exit strategy wrong and move too quickly, Mali ...

www.au.af.mil/au/afri/aspj/apjinternational/aspj_f/digital/pdf/articles/2015_3/spet_e.pdf

Analyzing the French Strategy against Jihadists in Mali ... 2014, this first chapter of the war on terror in the Sahel officially closed with a victory and .... Libyan forces, France intended only to halt the jihadists and contain them in a first phase. .... The French exit strategy for Operation Serval can be summed up as follows: a.

www.washingtonpost.com/world/french-troops-face-complicated-military-landscape-in-mali/2013/01/24/521d6ab0-6617-11e2-889b-f23c246aa446_story.html

Jan 24, 2013 ... When France entered the world's newest war against terrorism, French officials boldly ... With no clear exit strategy, the French are encountering a host of problems: ... The Malian army, which France sought to bolster with its action, has been .... “It's because [the Islamists] wear their pants short and so do we.

www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-un-africa-eaf44aa6-5073-11e7-91eb-9611861a988f-20170613-story.html

Jun 13, 2017 ... The negotiations have emerged as a test of will between France's ... to Mali days after being sworn in to underscore France's commitment to ... of the region's African armies to prosecute an effective war on terror. ... and funding and an exit strategy down the road" for thousands of French troops in the region.

www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01402390.2015.1045494?src=recsys

Jul 24, 2015 ... In 2013, France launched Operation 'Serval' to halt the southwards advance of .... On War has arguably become the most authoritative work on strategy in the .... The Tuareg do not constitute a majority in Mali's north nor have they .... of an exit strategy by enabling them to hand over responsibility for Mali to ...

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Mali, the international community did not act to resolve it for nearly ten months, which allowed. Islamists ... But the conflict in Mali and the French intervention have wider implications not only ... and France's national security and strategic interests at home and abroad. ..... Mali for a long time and without an exit strategy. The.

www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00396338.2013.784458

A Surprising Little War: First Lessons of Mali | 17 ongoing presence. See Etienne de Durand, 'Does France have an. Exit Strategy in Mali?', Foreign. Affairs, 20 ...