France says it will withdraw troops from Mali but remain in West Africa

French soldiers who wrapped up a four-month tour of duty in the Sahel board a U.S. Air Force C-130 transport plane, leave their base in Gao, Mali on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

The announcement by French President Emmanuel Macron will end nearly a decade of fighting Islamic extremists in the West African country.

(Image credit: AP)

find more fun & mates at SoShow now !