doi:10.3849/1802-7199

FRENCH COUNTERINSURGENCY IN MALI BEFORE AND AFTER THE COUP D'ÉTAT OF 2020

Fallout from Task Force Takuba’s Operational Activities

Ondřej ČÁBELKA, Stanislav ŠTĚPÁNEK

The civil war in Mali is one of the longest-running conflicts in the African Sahel region. The conflict is now a typical example of an asymmetric conflict, with nation-state forces on one side and non-state armed actors on the other. This article describes the roots of the conflict, its evolution, France’s involvement in counterinsurgency and counterterrorism operations, and the operational activities of Task Force Takuba. Finally, it provides an assessment of the overall issue, including an assessment of whether the objectives for which Task Force Takuba was formed have been met.

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Keywords

Mali; France; Task Force Takuba; Special Forces; COIN; Counterterrorism.


Title in English:

FRENCH COUNTERINSURGENCY IN MALI BEFORE AND AFTER THE COUP D'ÉTAT OF 2020
Fallout from Task Force Takuba’s Operational Activities

Title in Czech:

FRANCOUZSKÉ PROTIPOVSTALECKÉ OPERACE V MALI PŘED A PO VOJENSKÉM PŘEVRATU Z ROKU 2020
Důsledky operační činnosti Task Force Takuba

Type:

Article

Author(s):

Ondřej ČÁBELKA, Stanislav ŠTĚPÁNEK

Language:

English

Abstract:

English/Czech

Journal:

Obrana a strategie

Publisher:

University of Defence

ISSN:

ISSN 1214-6463 (print) and ISSN 1802-7199 (online)

DOI:

10.3849/1802-7199.21.2021.02.043-066

Issue:

Volume 21, Number 2 (December 2021)

Pages:

043-066

Received:

30.09.2021

Accepted:

15.10.2021

Published online:

16.12.2021

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