France government announced its intention to dispatch 600 additional troops to the West of Africa.
MojNews- France announced Sunday plans to deploy an additional 600 troops in West Africa.
In a statement, French Defense Minister Florence Parly said most of the reinforcements would be deployed on the borders between Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger.
"The president has taken the decision to increase the number of troops deployed in the Sahel-Saharan strip to about 5,100 soldiers, an increase of 600 soldiers," she said.
"The reinforcements should allow us to increase the pressure against the ISS [Deash in the Greater Sahara] terrorist organization acting on behalf of Daesh . We will leave no space for those who want to destabilize the Sahel."