France to start withdrawing troops from southern Sahara 'within weeks'
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France will begin reconfiguring its military presence in the Sahel region of West Africa in the coming weeks, President Emmanuel Macron announced.
He said the country will maintain "in the long term, between 2,500 to 3,000" soldiers in the region. There are 5,100 French troops currently deployed across the Sahel.
Read more: https://newseu.cgtn.com/news/2021-07-10/France-to-withdraw-troops-from-southern-Sahara-within-weeks--11LuaAoCA9O/index.html
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