The cost of the French mission in Mali: Operation Serval

Operation Serval

From Amy Svitak, Aviation Week:   Since the French intervention against terrorist insurgents in Mali began Jan. 11, France has spent €205 million ($267 million) on Operation Serval , including €91 million for strategic transport, €55 million for personnel and €59 million for miscellaneous costs associated with the effort. . . .

In Mali, where some 3,850 French troops continue to battle insurgents, the air force has conducted 130 sorties with 40 fighter jets, 35 support missions or backup missions and 55 transport missions.   (graphic: Le Figaro)  (via AirForceGC)

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