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Vol 59 No 25

Published 21st December 2018

The forgotten army

The G5 force is mired in problems. It is all supposed to go right in the new year but there are still doubts

After six months of near paralysis, the Force Conjointe du G5 Sahel (G5 Sahel Joint Force) is at last about to resume operations next year, according to the French army Chief of Staff, General François Lecointre. The force is meant to bear the burden of fighting the jihadists active across the entire region, but there is scant respect for its capabilities. It has not been able to take the initiative against its enemies, and one member country is even suspected of colluding with them.

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