March 26, 2023

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The junta in Mali has called for the ‘immediate’ withdrawal of special forces from Denmark


On Monday, the ruling elite in Mali called on Denmark to “immediately” withdraw the 100 soldiers who had recently arrived in crisis. Last week, Denmark announced that 90 people had arrived in Mali to take part in the European Group of Special Forces Takuba launched by France.

The regime is in power Mali On Monday, January 24, Denmark called for the “immediate” withdrawal of 100 soldiers who had recently arrived in the country in crisis to participate. European Special Forces group the Takuba, which was started by France.

Mali’s military-dominated government, which came to power in a coup in August 2020, said in a statement on national television that “this deployment took place without its approval.”

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Denmark announced last week that 90 people had arrived in Mali, mostly elite soldiers and military surgeons expected to take part. Takuba Protecting civilians against jihadists in three border areas (Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger) and staying in Menaka (eastern Mali).

The Takuba Task Force was launched in March 2020 at the initiative of France to share the burden with European allies, a group of European special forces to accompany Malian soldiers in the war against jihadists.

The exception in the context of the security and political crisis that has rocked Mali for years is the demand for the withdrawal of this Danish group comes amid a conflict between the military junta and a section of the international community. To restore power to citizens in the future. Relations with France in particular have deteriorated sharply.

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With AFP