France to increase West Africa troops to support Boko Haram fight

by | March 12, 2015 9:57 am

France is increasing its West African counter-insurgency force to support regional forces fighting Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, defence minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, said on Wednesday, reports Reuters. France has head- quartered its more than 3,000-strong Sahel counter-insurgency force, Barkhane, in the Chadian capital, N’Djamena, some 50 km (30 miles) from the Nigerian border. Until…

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