Wednesday, March 16, 2016

France deploys the GIGN in Burkina Faso – Le Figaro

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 two days Bernard Cazeneuve after the deadly bombing of Grand-Bassam.

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

These “will in the region, if attacked, 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 people


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