MALI13-3 : 2013 Operation SERVAL Mali - No 113 Air Base Saint-Exupery - RAFALE


N°MALI13-3 : FDC FRANCE "RAFALE Aircraft of the Air Base 113 Commander Antoine de SAINT EXUPERY, Saint-Dizier (France) engaged in the Operation SERVAL in Mali 2013 / Intervention by the French Armed Forces in Mali" 2013 :

Postage France Priority letter 20g red "Marianne and the Europe, 2013" fixed on cinderella block "Operation SERVAL - RAFALE Aircraft / Flag of France and Mali" postmarked in Saint-Dizier (France) dated January 21, 2013
+ Green cachet "OPERATION SERVAL 2013 / Intervention by the French Forces in Mali -
+ Strasbourg "Council of Europe" (France) Mail Office receipt stamp on the back

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Intervention of the French Armed Forces in Mali - Statement by the President of the Republic on the situation in Mali

"Mali is facing an aggression of terrorist elements from the North, whose brutality and fanaticism the world now knows, and so today the very existence of this friendly state, Mali, is at stake. , the security of its population, and that of our nationals, there are 6000 there.

I, therefore, on behalf of France, responded to the request for help from the President of Mali supported by the West African countries. As a result, the French Armed Forces have this afternoon given their support to the Malian units to fight against these terrorist elements.

This operation will take the necessary time. I will inform the French regularly about its progress. The Ministers concerned, Foreign Affairs in liaison with the United Nations, because we intervene in the framework of international legality, as the Minister of Defense will also provide all relevant information to the population. Finally, Parliament will be seized as soon as Monday.

Terrorists must know that France will always be there when it comes not to its fundamental interests but to the rights of a population, that of Mali, who wants to live free and in democracy. "Mr. François HOLLANDE, President of the French Republic, 11 January 2013 - (Source:

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