France to announce troop reduction in Sahel operations

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    French President Emmanuel #Macron will announce on Thursday a reduction in #French #troops battling Islamist #militants in the #Sahel region of #WestAfrica, two sources with knowledge of the decision told Reuters.The decision was made during a defence cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the sources said. FRANCE 24’s Douglas Herbert tells us more.

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