France to announce troop reduction in Barkhane Sahel operations – sources

PUBLISHED: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 11:02:43 GMT


PARIS, June 10 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron will announce on Thursday a reduction in French troops battling Islamist militants in the Sahel region of West Africa, two sources aware of the decision told Reuters.

The decision was made during a defence cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the sources said.

Macron is due to speak at a news conference later in the day. (Reporting by John Irish; editing by Richard Lough)

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