Follows on from Operation Serval (Mali) and Operation Epervier (Chad). France cooperates with military detachments from Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali and Mauritania in anti-terrorist missions mainly in Mali, since 1 Aug 2014.
Britain has been supporting French forces with troop and freight lift services, from Jul 2018 with Chinooks for troop movement by air around the theatre, both under Operation Newcombe.
United Nations peacekeeping forces are present in the region as part of the MINUSMA mission.
On November 25 2019, 13 French servicemen died after a Tiger and a AS532 Cougar helicopters collided at Liptako Malian during a combat operation against jihadists.
British, Danish and Estonian in Mali, 18-Jul-20 : #Barkhane Aircraft and support personnel of Britain, Denmark and Estonia are deployed in Mali embedded into the French Operation Barkhane against counter-terrorism in West Africa
RAF Chinooks to Remain in Mali, 12-Jun-20 : Three RAF Chinooks and 100 personnel will remain in Mali as UK extends its commitment to supporting French counter-terrorism operation in the Sahel. The helicopters have been deployed in country in non-combat roles since 2018 under Operation Newcombe
RAF Chinooks Pass 2000 Hours Milestone in Mali, 07-May-20 : #Barkhane Royal Air Force Chinooks achieved 2000 flight hours supporting French operation Barkhane in Mali. Since July 2018, the British helicopters have moved over 1.000 tonnes of freight and over 12.000 passengers
Denmark Deployed EH101 to Mali, 19-Dec-19 : #OperationBarkhane Denmark sent two EH101 helicopters with 70 support personnel to Mali to support French forces engaged in Operation Barkhane in the Sahel region. Deployment scheduled to last for at least one year
Thirteen Killed in Mali in Helicopters Collision, 26-Nov-19 : #accident Thirteen French servicemen from Operation Barkhane died after a Tiger and a AS532 Cougar helicopters collided at Liptako Malian during a combat operation against jihadists. It is the French highest death toll in Mali since the beginning of the intervention of the Sahel in 2013 with Operation Serval
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18-Jul-18 - RAF Chinooks Deployed to Mali #Mali
25-Mar-16 - Operation Ossau Air Units in Mali
05-Nov-15 - Operation Barkhane: First Air Refueling of Helicopters
22-Apr-15 - Air Algerie 5017 Crash Relatives Mourn in Mali
06-Nov-14 - Two French Army NH90 Arrived at Mali
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|Dates||Rotary Wing Aircraft Unit||Models|
|Escadron d'Helicopteres 01.067 Armée de l'Air||SA330 Puma|
|4 Regiment d'Helicopters des Forces Speciales Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre||AS532UL Cougar|
Tiger / Tigre
|5 Regiment D'Helicopteres de Combat Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre||Gazelle|
Tiger / Tigre
|01aug14 to -||1 Regiment D'Helicopteres de Combat Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre||Gazelle|
|dec19 to dec20||Eskadrille 722 Flyvevåbnet||EH101|
|Eurocopter AS532UL Cougar||2336|
|NH Industries NH90 TTH||1294 1333|
|Aerospatiale SA330B Puma||1204|
|Aerospatiale SA342M Gazelle||3849|
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