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Mali, Bamako receives 4 Mi-17s and weapons from Russia to fight ISGS and JNIM

Bamako receives 4 Mi-17s and weapons from Russia to fight ISGS and JNIM. The aid is part of the agreement with Moscow and the Wagner group after the remodeling of the Barkhane operation in the Sahel

The Malian government has just received four Mi-17 helicopters and a number of new weapons from Russia. This is the first effect of the recent agreement between Bamako and the Wagner group, whose goal is to provide support to the African country in the fight against ISGS and JNIM (associated with al Qaeda) terrorists. The recent remodeling by France of Operation Barkhane, active throughout the Sahel, sparked protests from the Malian executive, which felt abandoned by its historical partner Paris. Bamako therefore decided to ask Russia for help, judging that the campaign of the old ally was unsuccessful and, despite all its efforts, it only managed to contain the expansion of the militiamen, without however affecting their operational capacity.

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