French Defense Ministry spokesman Herve Grandjean confirmed that French fighters continue to carry out their missions within the international coalition against the ISIS terrorist organization, but warned that the organization has the ability to re-emerge in Iraq.
Grandjean said in a press interview, “French fighters carry out daily strikes or intelligence missions against ISIS terrorist organization in the region.”
He stressed that “France is the second contributor within the international coalition against the ISIS after the United States, as 30% of the intelligence tasks of the coalition against the terrorists are carried out by France.”
Regarding the African Sahel region, the spokesman said that France will keep 3,000 soldiers there to confront terrorism, adding that Paris is concentrating its efforts in the Sahel at the borders between Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso.
He continued, “We will continue to combat terrorist groups at the request of the countries of the Sahel region,” revealing that France noted that “the terrorist threat in the Sahel has moved south, especially towards the Gulf of Guinea.”