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France will pull out up to half its 5,000 troops from Sahel -Macron

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France will pull out up to half its 5,000 troops from Sahel -Macron
France will pull out up to half its 5,000 troops from Sahel -Macron   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021
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PARIS – France will be left with between 2,500 and 3,000 soldiers in West Africa’s Sahel region once it has completed a troop drawdown, President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday.

Macron, who gave no time frame for completing the troop reduction, was speaking after a virtual summit with Sahel region leaders.

France currently has a little over 5,000 soldiers fighting Islamist militants in the Sahel.