Paris — French President Emmanuel Macron  cautioned on Tuesday  against a rapid withdrawing of forces fighting Islamist insurgents in the Sahel region.

France won’t change the number of troops deployed in the region “in the coming months”, Macron said after two days of talks with the leaders of Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad and Burkina Faso in N’Djamena, Chad. Macron joined the discussions remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic...

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