United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)

Sweden deploys military to battle extremists in Mali

Sweden deploys military to battle extremists in Mali

  • Backed by three US-made Black Hawk helicopters and a medical unit, the Swedes are being stationed in the Liptako region, a volatile zone close to Mali’s border with Niger and Burkina Faso
  • The arrival of the Swedish detachment is a boost to France, which has 5,100 troops stationed in Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad as part of efforts to stabilize the poverty-wracked region
By AFP ·