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Un avion de l'opération française Barkhane au Mali. (Image d'illustration) © RFI / Olivier FOUT An airplane from the French Operation Barkhane in Mali. (Illustration Image)

The Cédéao has closed its borders with Mali as part of the sanctions of the regional institution to force Bamako to quickly organize elections. Mali responded by doing the same. But do these closures are also worth foreign military aircraft? The Malian government issued a protest after a big carrier of the French army cut off his radio to cross the Malian border and go to Gao.

The A400M of the Air Force carried out the Abidjan-Gao bond. A routine military flight, as there are every day for the supply of troops and operations. During this flight, the control centers of Ouagadougou and Niamey recalled the French device the prohibition to enter the Malian airspace .

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However, the flight was consistent, says the staff of the armies in Paris. He followed the procedure laid down with a flight plan approved by the Malian authorities, stating that at the entrance of Malian territory, the transponder-that is the radio identification system of the switch. On a military mode making information from the flight inaccessible to the civil controller.

The plane went on to land on the large Malian base of Gao, the technical procedures were respected in the letter, says Paris, and to hamme that the military aircraft are not concerned by the airgogging on the Mali . But in Bamako we see things from a different angle, and in the iron arm that is played, all the blows are now allowed.

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