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Emmanuel Macron said: "We will make a drawdown in an organised way," External link

aljazeera-enFriday, June 11, 2021 12:06:00 AM EAT

Emmanuel Macron said: "The lasting presence of France's external operations cannot replace the return of the state and state services and political stability and the choice of sovereign states" External link

reuters-enThursday, June 10, 2021 9:03:00 PM EAT

Emmanuel Macron said: "We cannot endure ambiguity. We cannot conduct joint operations with powers that decide to talk with groups who shoot on our young," External link

afp-enThursday, June 10, 2021 9:07:00 PM EAT

Emmanuel Macron said: “We will have a profound transformation of our military presence in the Sahel ... I will initiate this transformation in the coming days ... by the end of June,” External link

aa-enThursday, June 10, 2021 11:26:00 PM EAT

Emmanuel Macron added: "I'm saying it again: France is in Africa only at the request of Africans ... to fight against terrorism," "But the shape of our presence, an operation abroad involving 5,000 troops, is not adapted any more to the reality of the combats" External link

news4jaxThursday, June 10, 2021 8:52:00 PM EAT

Emmanuel Macron said: "We will keep a counter-terrorism pillar with special forces with several hundred forces... and there will be a second pillar that will be co-operation, and which we will reinforce," External link

yahoo-auThursday, June 10, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Emmanuel Macron said: "Many of our soldiers have fallen, I have a thought for their families. We owe them consistency, clarity," "Our desired objective is to reduce our bases, to reduce the external operations" External link

reuters-enThursday, June 10, 2021 9:03:00 PM EAT

Emmanuel Macron told: “The time has come; the continuation of our commitment in the Sahel will not be in the same way,” External link

aljazeera-enFriday, June 11, 2021 12:06:00 AM EAT

Emmanuel Macron said: “The time has come: Our commitment in the Sahel will not continue in the same way,” “We will undertake a profound transformation of our military presence in the Sahel” External link

gulf-timesFriday, June 11, 2021 1:48:00 AM EAT

Emmanuel Macron said: “Changes that are likely to be significant will be made to our military deployment in the Sahel when the time comes, but they will not be made immediately,” External link

afp-enThursday, June 10, 2021 5:30:00 PM EAT

Emmanuel Macron told: "Following consultations with our partners, we will initiate a profound transformation of our military presence in the Sahel," External link

xinhuanet_enFriday, June 11, 2021 1:19:00 AM EAT

Siaka Coulibaly said: "The reduction of Barkhane troops will not have an impact on Mali since Russian troops will arrive and replace them. Meanwhile the reduction will have an impact on Burkina Faso, because the terrorists will try to move towards Burkina Faso and they could probably spread to the south," External link

business-standardFriday, June 11, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Emmanuel Macron said: “I don’t think that we can substitute ourselves for a sovereign people in order to build their place for them,” External link

gulf-timesFriday, June 11, 2021 1:48:00 AM EAT

Emmanuel Macron said: "France has been involved for a little over eight years in the Sahel," "Many of our soldiers have fallen. I think of their families. We owe them consistency, clarity. We're going to learn from what worked and also learn from what didn't" External link

yahoo-auThursday, June 10, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Emmanuel Macron told: "The time has come to begin a deep transformation of our military presence in the Sahel," External link

reuters-enThursday, June 10, 2021 9:03:00 PM EAT

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  • Macron announces "profound transformation" of French military presence in Sahel
  • France ends West African Barkhane military operation
  • Macron announces Sahel troop drawdown, calls for new force
  • Macron to reduce French military troops in Africa’s Sahel
  • Macron To Announce Sahel Troop Cut: Sources
  • Macron announces major overhaul of France's operation in Sahel
  • France announces end of Sahel Barkhane military operation
  • France to scale down W Africa military operations

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