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French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said France hopes to end military operations in the Central African Republic during this year.
31/01/2016 - France

'France hopes to end military operations in Central African Republic this year'

Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said today that France hopes to end its military operation in the Central African Republic this year.
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, 16 December 2015
22/12/2015 - FRANCE - RUSSIA

France, Russia to share military information on IS

France and Russia agreed on Monday night to share intelligence relating to the Islamic State armed group (IS) especially on foreign fighters having joined jihadist groups in Iraq and Syria.

Jean-Yves Le Drian, who won the regional election in Brittany, will remain France's defence minister.
14/12/2015 - France - Regional Elections

Big winner Le Drian to stay on as French defence minister

Jean-Yves Le Drian, who scored one of the biggest victories in the French regional elections held on Sunday, asserted he will be a full time defence minister while at the same time helping his team ...
French Rafale jets
09/11/2015 - FRANCE - SYRIa

French air strikes hit Islamic State oil depot

French fighter planes carried out an air strike on the Islamic State (IS) armed group in Syria on Sunday night, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Monday.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef (5th R) meets French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (4th L) in Riyadh, 12 October  2015.
13/10/2015 - France-Saudi Arabia

France and Saudi Arabia sign contracts worth 10 billion euros

The French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, accompagnied by his Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, signed 10 billion euro worth of contracts on Tuesday with Saudi Arabia.
A file photo of a French air force Rafale fighter jet
09/10/2015 - FRANCE - RUSSIA - SYRIA

France launches more air strikes on IS targets in Syria

France has carried out a second wave of air strikes on Islamic State group targets in Syria, focused on the stronghold of Raqqa, as Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian accuses Russia of failing to ...
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls addresses the National Assembly on Syria on 15 September 2015
16/09/2015 - FRANCE - SYRIa

French Syria IS air strikes to start 'in next few weeks'

French air strikes on Syria will start within a few weeks, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday.
A French soldier in the Central African Republic
04/09/2015 - Central African Republic - FRANCE

New Central Africa sex abuse accusation against French army

The French army faces a new charge of sexual abuse of a minor in the Central African Republic (CAR), following April's revelations of a sex abuse scandal there and another in Burkina Faso in ...
Jean-Yves Le Drian, France's defence minister
25/07/2015 - EGYPT - FRANCE

French defence minister in Egypt after Rafale delivery

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian began a two-day visit to Cairo Saturday, days after France delivered the first three of 24 Rafale fighter jets sold to Egypt in a 5.2-billion-euro deal.
Dassault's Rafale fighter jet - selling at last
06/05/2015 - INDE

France's defence minister seals Rafale sale with India

France’s Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian met his Indian counterpart today for final talks on the sale of 36 Rafale fighter jets to India.
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