France carries on with counter-terrorism operation Barkhane despite Mali military coup

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20 August 2020

France’s security forces are proceeding with the counter-terrorism operation Barkhane in Africa's Sahel region, despite the recent military takeover in the Western African country of Mali, French Defence Minister Florence Parly said on Thursday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"Operation Barkhane, requested by the Malians and authorized by the UN Security Council, is underway. The French military, in collaboration with European and Sahelian partners, continues to carry out their mission professionally, in the interests of the security of all," Parly wrote on Twitter.

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED