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The presence of Russian mercenaries in Mali is likely to put an end to the commitment of the European special forces

 The presence of Russian mercenaries in Mali is likely to put an end to the commitment of the European special forces meeting in Brest on 13 January 2022, the European ministers of defense and foreign affairs have sought the answer to the arrival of mercenaries Wagner group in Mali. © provided by FranceInfo while the presence of 300 to 400 Russian mercenaries of the Wagner group in Mali was confirmed by several diplomats, the Europeans present in the region, particularly through the Tabuka force, expressed their concern.

Taiwan-Defense air zone: Taiwan reports a large Chinese presence in its

Taipei (Reuters) air zone - Taiwan reported on Sunday's largest incursion since Last October of the Chinese Air Force in its air defense zone, the island's Ministry of Defense noted the presence of 39 aircraft.

China considers this island state as its own territory and organized several times from its air force's missions in the island's air defense identification area, causing Taipei's anger.

In October, Beijing sent about 150 aircraft in this area over a four-day period.

According to the Taiwanese Ministry of Defense, the new Encursion conducted Sunday by Beijing included 34 hunters, four aircraft equipped with electronic warfare systems and a bomber. This crew flew over an area northeast of Pratas, according to a map provided by the ministry.

The Taiwanese authorities say they have deployed missile systems and dispatched from combat aircraft to monitor and warn Chinese hunters.

Beijing made no comment in the immediate future.

(report Ben Blanchard; French version Claude CHEndJOU)

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