Israel’s diplomatic thrust into Africa spearheaded by military training

2019/03/07 – TV report says IDF commandos are teaching local forces krav maga, urban combat and hostage rescue in a dozen African nations.

Israel Defense Forces commandos are reportedly training local forces in more than a dozen African nations, part of a broad strategy by Israel to boost its diplomatic ties in the continent. Continuer à lire … « Israel’s diplomatic thrust into Africa spearheaded by military training »

Libya – Russia denies presence in Benghazi

2019/03/07 – The Russian Foreign Ministry denied the presence of Russian fighters in Benghazi to support the Dignity Operation forces led by Khalifa Hafter.

The ministry said in a statement that it has no information regarding activities of Russian watchdogs in Libya, according to Sputnik.

British newspaper The Telegraph reported on Sunday that around 300 Russian mercenaries belonging to the private military company Wagner Group are present and active in Benghazi on the side of Hafter’s forces.

According to the report, the company had provided Hafter with arms, including artillery, tanks, and drones.

The Libya Observer / Sahel-Elite

Tunisia has taken back more than 1,000 terror suspects since 2011

2019/21/02 – More than 1,000 “terrorists” have returned from conflict zones to Tunisia, according to one of the country’s top security officials.

Mokhtar Ben Nasr, head the national counterterrorism commission, said the figure accounts for the number of jihadi suspects who have come back since 2011, according to Mosaique FM radio. Continuer à lire … « Tunisia has taken back more than 1,000 terror suspects since 2011 »

Canada/Mali : Commons committee hears UN appeal to extend Mali mission

2019/20/02 – Canada is facing renewed pressure to keep its military helicopters in Mali until a relief force of Romanian aircraft arrives in October.

Last week, members of the all-party House of Commons defence committee heard the appeals directly from a senior United Nations representative and government officials in the troubled west African country. Continuer à lire … « Canada/Mali : Commons committee hears UN appeal to extend Mali mission »

Burkina Faso – La France prête main-forte à la Brigade spéciale d’investigation antiterroriste

2019/15/02 – Le ministre burkinabè de la Justice, Garde des sceaux, Bessolé René Bagoro et l’ambassadeur de France au Burkina Faso, Xavier Lapeyre de Cabanes, ont échangé jeudi des points de vue sur l’aide qu’apporte la France à la Brigade spéciale d’investigation antiterroriste du Burkina Faso, a-t-on appris d’une source officielle. Continuer à lire … « Burkina Faso – La France prête main-forte à la Brigade spéciale d’investigation antiterroriste »

NATO provides Intelligence Training to Royal Moroccan Forces

NATO’s Headquarters Allied Air Command sent a Mobile Training Team to Morocco to conduct training with the Royal Moroccan Forces on the subject of Intelligence, Surveillance, Targeting Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR).
According to a statement:

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Libya/US – Interior Minister in Washington to discuss security issues in Libya

2019/12/02 – The Interior Minister Fathi Pashaga has arrived in Washington DC on an official visit to discuss with the American side the security situation in the country, a source from the ministry confirmed. Continuer à lire … « Libya/US – Interior Minister in Washington to discuss security issues in Libya »