UAE begins first flights to support counter-terrorism operations in the Sahel


The UAE has launched “logistical support flights” as part of French-led counter-terror operations in the African Sahel.

The first flight took off from Abu Dhabi watched by Maj. Gen. Saleh Mohammed Al-Ameri, commander of joint operations at the Ministry of Defense, and Xavier Chatel, France’s ambassador to the UAE.

Maj. Gen. Al-Ameri said the UAE’s efforts would contribute to achieving security and stability in the Sahel region.

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Source: Arab News