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Operation Serval (French: Opération Serval) was a French military operation in Mali. The aim of ... In June 2012, the MNLA came into conflict with the Islamist groups Ansar Dine and the ..... Operation 'Serval': A Strategic Analysis of the French Intervention in Mali, ..... "Mali conflict: France has opened gates of hell, say rebels".


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 ...


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.


Sep 2, 2013 ... But Africa's latest war is likely to entail a long stay for France with an exit strategy that will depend largely on allies who have yet to prove they ...


Jun 30, 2017 ... President Emmanuel Macron heads to Mali on Sunday to throw France's ... " France had an exit strategy in mind when it spearheaded the new force ... It will also have to dig into its own pocket despite its own budget constraints. ... whose troops are considered the most battle-hardened in the region, said in ...


Jul 1, 2017 ... But while he may be hoping for an exit strategy for French troops, that ... This will be Macron's second trip to Mali, where France has been .... “There are grievances that are driving the conflict that have to be addressed.”.


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.


Apr 1, 2013 ... The war in Mali broke out on 11 January 2013 in the form of an ..... See Etienne de Durand, 'Does France have an Exit Strategy in Mali?


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 ...