France to close all military bases in Mali by 2022

– – The French government has announced that by 2022 it will close all of its military bases in Mali. On Friday French President Emmanuel Macron made the announcement, indicating that the process to close its bases in northern Mali will start by the end of this year. This is part of a bigger plan by France to finally withdraw troops fighting Islamist extremists in the Sahel region. France operates military bases in Kidal, Tessalit et Tombouctou, helping to fight militants wrecking havoc in those places. “The shutdowns of these…

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