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France, Sahel nations to bolster anti-jihadist military cooperation: Statement

AFP , Monday 13 Jan 2020
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France and its five Sahel partners in Western Africa agreed Monday to step up their military cooperation to combat the jihadist insurgency threatening the region, leaders said after a summit in Pau, southwest France.

The Sahel countries also said they hoped the United States would maintain its "crucial support" in combating the Islamist extremists, after a top US general confirmed Monday that the Pentagon was weighing a troop reduction or withdrawal in Africa.

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