Sunday, January 13, 2013

Mali, Rafale to get involved soon in operation Serval

Since Friday January 11th, 04:00 PM, the French forces are supporting the Mali army in order to stop the  islamist AQMI organisation offensive in this country.

6 Mirage 2000D, 2 Mirage F1CR, 1 Atlantique 2 and several combat helicopters (Gazelle / Cougar) are taking part in this operation.

According to several sources, Rafale fighter jets from the Normandie Niemen squadron as well as Tiger helicopters could be deployed in the next days to increase the air strike capabilities of the French forces.

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