On January 28, about two hundred legionnaires of the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) jumped north of Timbuktu, the ancient trading city in Mali and an important point controlled by Islamists.
In Timbuktu, paratroopers of the Foreign Legion joined the French troops that are already operating in Mali, including the legionnaires of the 1er REC to help them to push the Islamists out and to take control over the city.
French Foreign Legion in Mali
2e REP in Mali: 2 months exactly!
Video of the 2e REP preparing to drop in Mali
Harold Vormezeele – a military funeral video
2e REP: Great photos of legionnaires in the Sahara of Niger