Keyword: troops

French forces say 24 extremists killed in Mali operation

The operation in the Kidal region, which cost the life of one French soldier, weakened terrorist networks in north of the country, says army.

French troops to take up station close to Libyan border

A senior French military official has said troops are to move to a desert outpost close to the Libyan border to obstruct arms trafficking.

Europe's salvation 'came from the south' says Hollande at southern D-Day anniversary

French president also praised role of African troops whose sacrifice 'bound our country to Africa with a bond of blood that no one can undo'.

Anger as Algerian soldiers confirmed for France’s Bastille Day parade

Planned presence of three representatives of Algerian military on July 14th causes dismay in Algeria and among far-right groups in France.

France to deploy 3,000 troops in Sahel

Defence minister says the mission of the soldiers will be to fight Islamist militias and other armed groups in north Mali, northern Niger and Chad.

France says backs evacuation of Muslims in CAR 'as last resort'

French foreign ministry says that the priority is to save lives despite concerns it could lead to the division of the Central African Republic.

Jihadists return to northern Mali a year after French intervention

Concern as Islamist groups targeted by France's Operation Serval appear to be regaining footholds despite presence of 6,000 UN troops.

France, Germany to send joint troops to Mali

Soldiers from the joint Franco-German military brigade are to operate in a support and training role for forces already in the West African state.

France to send more troops to strife-torn Central African Republic

Amid growing fears of an imminent genocide of Muslims in the former French colony, Paris is boosting its peacekeeping force by 400 troops.

Terror group 'threatens France over Mali'

The Mourabitounes group, formed last August, says it will target the interests of 'France and her allies', according to a Mauritanian website.

Cool German reaction to French appeal for support in Central Africa

Germany appears to have dismissed French calls for EU partners to help with financial support and ground troops for its CAR peacekeeping mission.

European troops to back France in Central Africa, says minister

European armies will reinforce French troops deployed in the Central African Republic to halt sectarian violence, says French foreign minister.

France to ask European partners for more help in C.Africa

Foreign minister Laurent Fabius to make formal appeal in Brussels for assistance as French forces try to pacify Central African Republic.

Central African Republic: French troops expand operations

Intervention of 1,600 French troops comes as President Hollande calls for setting up of African rapid deployment force 'within months'.

French troops begin operation in Central African Republic as violence worsens

Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says that French troops have now moved to carry out patrols in capital Bangui, following UN green light.