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    Six Estonian Defence Forces members injured in Mali terrorist attack

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    On Monday night, suicide bombers attacked the French military base in Gao, Mali, where Estonian and Malian troops are also serving. Six members of the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) were injured and needed medical attention alongside French and Malian troops.

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    JNIM again warns G5 Sahel against supporting “French occupation”

    JNIM formed in March 2017, when several smaller groups including the Sahara branch of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Ansar Dine, Al-Mourabitoun and Katiba Macina merged. JNIM’s leadership under Iyad Ag Ghaly has pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

    The group is active in Mali and has carried out attacks in Niger, but operations in Burkina Faso are increasing. Two soldiers were killed in two simultaneous nighttime attacks on September 12 in Baraboulé and Nassoumbou, around 120 km east of Dioungani in Burkina Faso’s northern Sahel region that borders Mali. Five soldiers were injured, Infowakat reported. Al-Qaeda social media channels attributed the attacks to JNIM.

    Al-Qaeda-linked militants have also begun to assassinate people seen as collaborating with French forces, according to France 24’s Wassim Nasr.
    https://thedefensepost.com/2019/09/1...ungani-ecowas/

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    Pistol holster on the belt, like a real man. None of this drop leg nonsense
    German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
    German 2: Private? I am a general!
    German 1: That is the bad news.

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    You're no fan of Mick Collins then?

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    Lot of good it did him....
    German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
    German 2: Private? I am a general!
    German 1: That is the bad news.

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    Also looks like they are wearing multicam or a variation of it.
    Well, government doesn't stop just because the country's been destroyed! I mean, annihilation's bad enough without anarchy to make things even worse!

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    Obviously brand recognition has gone out the window when it comes to playing by big boys rules.....camouflage and concealment beats corporate identity every time!
    The people of England have been led in Mesopotamia into a trap from which it will be hard to escape with dignity and honour. They have been tricked into it by a steady withholding of information. The Baghdad communiqués are belated, insincere, incomplete.....It is a disgrace to our imperial record, and may soon be too inflamed for any ordinary cure.We are to-day not far from a disaster.

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    Will be interesting to see how they get on with the Mowag Eagle

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    Quote Originally Posted by pym View Post
    Will be interesting to see how they get on with the Mowag Eagle
    Is it their own or borrowed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmiti View Post
    Is it their own or borrowed?
    From the media reports they're part of a German led component, so presume they're borrowed from them.

    The German's did a series in 2017 on their operations from Camp Castor, in Gao: https://youtu.be/UuPeglHMvVY

    Some interesting insights, even if my language skills runs to about 3 sentences of German - Youtube translate is not great auf Deutsch.

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    I was just going to post that I presumed it was German.

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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmiti View Post
    Pistol holster on the belt, like a real man. None of this drop leg nonsense
    Mid ride holster is what is being taught now on combat shooting courses. Not too high,not too low.

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    Also looks like they are wearing multicam or a variation of it.
    Yup. Crye precision kit issued for the first contingent. New irish Pattern for second contingent AFAIK. Coss between current Irish Woodland and Irish desert patterns

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    Is it their own or borrowed?
    Borrowed. german contingent supply everything except personal weapons and kit.
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    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    Has draw and shoot found it's way into the DF pistol table yet?
    German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
    German 2: Private? I am a general!
    German 1: That is the bad news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmiti View Post
    Has draw and shoot found it's way into the DF pistol table yet?
    As apod says on the combat shooting course... there is a much more tactical focus (as the name suggests)

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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    New irish Pattern for second contingent AFAIK. Cross between current Irish Woodland and Irish desert patterns
    I know you touched on this sometime before......new general issue pattern or ARW specific? And intended as a multi terrain pattern or specifically replacing arid / desert pattern?
    The people of England have been led in Mesopotamia into a trap from which it will be hard to escape with dignity and honour. They have been tricked into it by a steady withholding of information. The Baghdad communiqués are belated, insincere, incomplete.....It is a disgrace to our imperial record, and may soon be too inflamed for any ordinary cure.We are to-day not far from a disaster.

    T.E. Lawrence, 2 Aug 1920.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-RayOne View Post
    I know you touched on this sometime before......new general issue pattern or ARW specific? And intended as a multi terrain pattern or specifically replacing arid / desert pattern?
    ARW Specific at the moment but I was told a few years ago by a couple of different sources that we would be changing our pattern. Ask yourself this though. Why change to a solid colour body armour/load carriage system and a brown boot intended for use in multiple climates. Future-proofing methinks
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    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-50557511

    Thirteen French soldiers have been killed in a helicopter crash during an operation against jihadists in Mali, the French president's office said.

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    Mid air between Cougar transport heli and tiger attack heli.
    Tragic and most unfortunate.
    German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
    German 2: Private? I am a general!
    German 1: That is the bad news.

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