1er REC observing in Gao, Mali

The French Army have launched a few new images of the French Foreign Legion operating in Mali. We can see the 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment (1er REC) with the Malian soldiers in Gao, Mali. The 1st REC is observing the entrance of the strategic bridge over the river Niger and the main road to Gao.

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French Foreign Legion in Mali

French forces are preparing for a possible ground assault in Mali against al-Qaida-linked rebels who have continued to push south despite of French aerial bombardments. France has put more than 700 soldiers including the legionnaires on the ground in Mali since it began its rapid deployment January 11, 2013 at the request of the Malian government.

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