Latest "Sahel" stories
“In 2020, the Sahel saw a 44-percent increase in violent events in the region,” said Col. Daniel Kobs, commander of the 409th Air Expeditionary Group. “The threat is real."
The coalition is hoping to stabilize areas liberated from the Islamic State, repatriate and hold foreign fighters accountable and combat extremist messaging.
Special operations forces kick off international exercise in the Sahel, the ‘tinderbox of terrorist activity’
The U.S. and 30 other countries will have an opportunity to hone their intelligence-sharing skills at Flintlock, an annual military exercise that gets underway Feb. 17.
By Diana Stancy