Jean-Yves Le Drian

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There were clashes yesterday around Gao. Once our troops, supported by Malian forces, started patrols around the the towns that we have taken, they met residual jihadist groups who are still fighting. We will go after them. We are securing the towns we have been able to take along with the Malian forces. The jihadists around Gao were using rockets yesterday. This is a real war with significant losses but I'm not going to get into an accounting exercise.feedback
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May 18 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Jean-Yves Le Drian is associated, including Mosul, Iraq, and operation. Most recently, Jean-Yves Le Drian has been quoted saying: “Unfortunately, our fight against jihadist groups is not a fight against a regular army. Whatever your success on the ground, it does not protect us from an attack.” in the article U.S. Military Offers Support, but Not Troops, to Aid France in Africa.
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The President of the Republic has asked the Army to participate in the security at the high-risk places around the country because of the magnitude of the threats that our country faces. This is a real interior operation. There are exterior operations that are ongoing but this one is an interior one that is going to mobilize 10.000 men, which means almost as many as are right now participating in operations abroad.feedback

Iraq has called on us to help with air support for the military action on the ground by the Iraqi troops and the troops from Kurdistan, and of course we will continue airstrikes in the coming days.feedback

The Central African Republic is in a very serious condition. It's in collapse and we cannot have a country fall apart like that. There is abuse, massacres and the humanitarian chaos that follows a collapse.feedback

We believe that it is the Boko Haram group which is behind the kidnapping, but we don't have a signature yet. And now unfortunately, terror comes after horror. Now this group – which we think is behind it – is in the process of kidnapping children.feedback

We have a mission, and that is to expel, with the help of the Malian army, all terrorists and jihadists we find on Malian soil. Then our role is to step aside and let African and Malian forces take over, once we and the EU mission have trained them, and we want them to take that responsibility as soon as possible.feedback

We're in a better position than last week but the combat continues and it will be long, let's be honest, the goal is to make sure that Mali regains all of its territory's sovereignty.feedback

There are raids happening at the moment, there will be more this afternoon and tomorrow. The determination of the French President is absolute: we must eradicate this terrorism that could threaten the security of Mali, the security of our country (France) and of Europe.feedback

Violent combat took place. I speak with great caution here, but I have reason to believe that unfortunately Denis Allex was killed by his captors. During the attempted rescue mission, a French soldier was killed due to his injuries and another is missing.feedback

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