Mali demands Denmark ‘immediately’ withdraw its special forces,

Mali’s military government on Monday called on Denmark to ”immediately” withdraw its roughly 100 recently arrived special forces troops deployed in the troubled Sahel country.

The junta, which came to power in a coup in August 2020, said in a statement on state TV and published on social media that ”this deployment was undertaken without consent”.

”The government of Mali notes with astonishment, the deployment on its territory of a contingent of Danish special forces within the Takuba force,” the government said in a statement.

”The government underlines that this deployment took place without its consent, and without consideration of the additional protocol applicable to European partners who take part in the framework of the Takuba Task Force,” it said, Läs artikel