UAE commences logistical support to France’s military operation in Sahel region

United Arab Emirates, UAE, Monday said it has begun its logistical flights to support the France-led international alliance’s efforts in “combating terrorism along the African Sahel region.”
The defense ministry of the Gulf country, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) noted, said the first flight departed Abu Dhabi in the presence of the ministry’s Commander of Joint Operations at Saleh Mohammad Saleh Al-Ameri, and French Ambassador to the UAE, Xavier Chatel.
UAE, Al-Ameri reportedly indicated, was “keen to help ensure security and stability in the Sahel region.”
“The UAE Armed Forces has several flights scheduled to transport humanitarian aid, given its extensive regional and international humanitarian experience,” Al-Ameri added. France is leading international efforts to curb terrorism in the African Sahel region now gripped by terror groups sowing mayhem in countries such as Burkina Faso, Chad, Niger and Mali.

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