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French minister promises troops the means to tackle jihadists

The planned G5 Sahel anti-terror force would gather Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger in a 5,000-man joint unit.

Jul 31, 2017, 06:29 AM IST

More than 100 victims tell UN of peacekeeper sex abuse

More than 100 victims have come forward in the Central African Republic with appalling new accounts of sexual abuse, including bestiality, by UN peacekeepers and French troops, the United Nations has said.

Apr 01, 2016, 04:50 AM IST

Republic Day, 2016: Arrival of French Army contingent led by military band

French Army contingent, led by a military band

Jan 26, 2016, 10:59 AM IST

Republic Day 2016: French troops make historic appearance

Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi announces that more than 70 soldiers led by Lt. Col.

Jan 26, 2016, 10:16 AM IST

UN chief to launch inquiry into sexual abuse involving French troops in Central African Republic

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has ordered establishing an independent review panel to investigate the world body's handling of sexual abuse allegations involving French troops in the Central African Republic (CAR).

Jun 04, 2015, 10:19 AM IST

French troops kill around a dozen Islamist militants in Mali

 French forces in northern Mali have killed around a dozen Islamist militants in the region of the Adrar des Ifoghas mountains, France`s Defence Ministry said on Monday.

Feb 03, 2015, 11:39 AM IST

French troops kill ex-rebels in Central Africa: Military

French peacekeeping troops killed several former rebels after they came under heavy fire while on patrol in the Central African Republic, military sources said on Tuesday.

Aug 05, 2014, 22:18 PM IST

French troops kill militiamen in Central Africa: Officer

French peacekeeping troops killed several militiamen after they came under attack during a patrol in the north of the Central African Republic, an officer with the African peacekeeping force said Tuesday.

Aug 05, 2014, 17:13 PM IST

France ends Mali offensive, redeploys troops to restive Sahel

France said on Sunday its military offensive that freed northern Mali from the grip of Islamists would be replaced by an operation spanning the wider, largely lawless Sahel region to combat extremist violence.

Jul 14, 2014, 01:16 AM IST

French troops battle Muslim rebels in Central African Republic town

French peacekeeping troops in Central African Republic using helicopter gunships and mortars fought Muslim rebels on Saturday at a bridge in the town of Bambari northeast of the capital Bangui, a Reuters witness said.

May 24, 2014, 16:04 PM IST

French troops kill gunmen in heavy Central African Republic clashes

French peacekeepers killed several militants during a three-hour battle on Monday after coming under attack from some 40 heavily armed unidentified gunmen in the northwest of Central African Republic, a French Army official said on Tuesday.

May 06, 2014, 15:19 PM IST

Hollande arrives in Bangui to meet French troops

French President Francois Hollande arrived in the capital of the Central African Republic on Friday on a visit to meet French troops and interim president Catherine Samba Panza.

Feb 28, 2014, 15:20 PM IST

French troops mandate in C Africa `likely` to be extended: Minister

The mandate for French troops trying to quell deadly unrest in the Central African Republic is "likely" to be extended, France`s defence minister said in an interview on Thursday.

Feb 06, 2014, 13:35 PM IST

Ruthless Christian militias hunt down Muslims in CAR capital

Rudimentary weapons taken from Christian extremist militias by French troops in the capital of the Central African Republic were piled up on the ground, near the body of a young man whose ears were ripped off.

Jan 30, 2014, 19:44 PM IST

Troops find six-tonne explosives cache in Mali: UN

French and Chadian troops have destroyed almost six tonnes of explosives and weapons found in Mali`s rebel-infested desert north, the United Nations said on Monday.

Dec 31, 2013, 02:46 AM IST

France begins withdrawal of troops from Mali

Four months after France deployed troops to control the Islamists rebel in Mali, the process of major military withdrawal from the area reportedly started on Saturday.

May 25, 2013, 11:21 AM IST

French forces leaving Malian town of Timbuktu

Dozens of French forces have left the northern Malian town of Timbuktu several months after their military operation largely ousted radical Islamic fighters from the area, a French military official said on Sunday.

Apr 29, 2013, 09:10 AM IST

Indians injured in Central African Republic reach Delhi

Six Indians injured in a shooting incident in the Central African Republic last month were flown in Delhi on Sunday.

Apr 15, 2013, 00:00 AM IST

France to cut troops level in Mali

French President Francois Hollande has announced to reduce the present troops level in Mali by the end of this year.

Mar 29, 2013, 10:39 AM IST

Two Indians killed in Central Africa by French troops

Two Indians were killed and six others seriously injured on Monday by French troops in the Central African Republic.

Mar 26, 2013, 10:27 AM IST