The National Assembly of Niger voted by an overwhelming majority (131 votes for, 31 against) a bill authorizing new establishments of foreign special forces, more precisely European, “closer to the theaters of operations”, in other terms along the border with Mali.
Considering itself more than ever threatened by jihadist groups, with the withdrawal from Mali of French soldiers from Barkhane and then from TF Takuba, Niger would therefore be ready to welcome a contingent of special operations forces on its territory, where already foreign forces, notably American, German and French.
Niamey’s initiative could be emulated by other countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which feel particularly targeted by the jihadist threat and would therefore be willing to host military forces. foreign special operations on their territory.
- October 21, 2022
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