The current status of operations in Mali: - Exchange of views with Lieutenant General Gilles Rouby, Military Representative of France to the EU and NATO

Type: News   Reference: 90170   Duration: 00:05:02  Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - European Parliament
End production: 24/01/2013   First transmission: 24/01/2013
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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Exterior view of the EP, Brussels 00:00:05
00:00:10 Views in the meeting room (3 shots) 00:00:11
00:00:21 SOUNDBITE (French) Lieutenant General Gilles ROUBY, Military Representative of France to the EU and NATO "Face to us we have a certain terrorist group number. They are determined, prepared and used to operate in those difficult areas. There are mainly three groups: Al Qaeda-linked rebel group Ansar Dine, , (“Defenders of the Faith”),and the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJWA) 00:00:32
00:00:53 SOUNDBITE (French) Lieutenant General Gilles ROUBY, Military Representative of France to the EU and NATO Our armed forces received four missions: - help the Malian armed forced to stop the terrorists progression. For that we used all the available means, and in particular aerial interventions. - Stop the terrorist by destroying their back base and cutting their survival line. - accelerate the Africans forces deployment - support the stability in Mali and its institutions , and contribute to the security of our nationals. 00:00:42
00:01:35 Cutaway Mali map 00:00:05
00:01:40 SOUNDBITE (French) Arnaud DANJEAN(EPP, FR) : Do you have an evaluation on the effectives and the equipments of the Islamic armed group you have in front? 00:00:10
00:01:50 SOUNDBITE (English) Ioan Mircea; PASCU (S&D, RO) "The new Malian army has to be militarily effective and politically controlled. Otherwise you will have a loose of a canon. (If they change the camp being) well prepared that could put in danger the stability of the state, and bring all of us back in to square one". 00:00:21
00:02:11 SOUNDBITE (German) Galler EPP, DE) "How long do you think you can go alone, the country is two and a half the size of France, so I think this question is a faire one". 00:00:17
00:02:28 SOUNDBITE (French) Annemie NEYTS-UYTTEBROECK (ALE, BE) “I’ve read in some medias that the Americans , for a long time, trained the Malian forces, modernised them, that cost 100 millions, and at the end those forces chanced the camp. Is that exact? “ 00:00:23
00:02:51 SOUNDBITE (French) Lieutenant General Gilles ROUBY, Military Representative of France to the EU and NATO: "We, the French military are trying to stop this jihadist offensive on the central Bamako power. At the same time we have to bring the more rapidly possible the African forces, and give them a on the spot training, to be capable to collaborate with us within the limit of our mandate. Also, with the Malian armed forces we integrate them step by step in the cities we are retaken. That because we want to be the Malian forces to control those cities". 00:00:45
00:03:36 SOUNDBITE (French) Lieutenant General Gilles ROUBY, Military Representative of France to the EU and NATO "We do not want to be an occupation force, we do not want to uninvolved the Malian army, and at the same time, it is difficult to completely count on them in the actual stage. When I said that we will stay as long as necessary, which means as long as we estimate that the African army is not in measure to control the territory, and the Malian army is not in measure to replace them either". 00:00:40
00:04:16 SOUNDBITE (French) Lieutenant General Gilles ROUBY, Military Representative of France to the EU and NATO : "For helping a country, like this one, to not become terrorist country after our leave, there is a must in the first place to have a legitimate government on place, with a solid administration, capable to control the country". 00:00:17
00:04:33 Cutaways ( 6 shots) 00:00:29
00:05:02 END 00:00:00
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