France deploys the GIGN to Africa

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    Members of the GIGN, the elite unit of the French gendarmerie, will soon be deployed in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, to deal with any "terrorist attack" in Africa, today announced Bernard Cazeneuve after the deadly attack of Grand-Bassam in Ivory Coast.

    The French interior minister and the head of French diplomacy, Jean-Marc Ayrault, today went to Abidjan to witness the solidarity of France following the jihadist attack that killed 18 people, including four French,on Sunday in the resort town of Grand-Bassam. "As part of barkhane operation and following the contacts that I took with the Director General of the National Gendarmerie, we decided to deploy in Ouagadougou elements of the GIGN," said Bernard Cazeneuve.

    These elements "will in the region, in case of attack,respond quickly,provide training, provide assistance in terrorism crisis circumstances," he added. Ouagadougou was the scene last January of a jihadist attack against a restaurant and a hotel that killed 30.

    http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/2...la-france-deploie-le-gign-au-burkina-faso.php
     
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    Prepare to die scums!! :0o0:

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    Why does France always go to these countries? Have they not been able to develop decent security capabilities? Why are they not able to develop any serious capabilities?
     
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    Even after leaving these countries,France always maintained very strong ties on economic,political sides. There's a strong defence cooperation with most of our former African colonies and many of them (if not all) are hosting French soldiers.
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    These countries are being attacked because they are cooperating with us,we have to help them if they feel the need to.
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    And it's more like because of lack of resources,equipments,proper training I bet.
     
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