19 mai 2015 French MoD
After 13 years of operations fighting terrorism and establishing security as part of the international coalition, French troops have left Afghanistan. Afghan forces are now responsible for the security of their country. During those 13 years, nearly 70, 000 French soldiers were deployed to the Heracles, Pamir, Ares and Epidote operations. They fought there. Each of them has left a part of their soul in the mountains of Afghanistan. 700 were injured. 89 lost their lives there, in the name of their commitment. In this first issue of the Journal of Defense, Afghanistan Special, we will transport you to the theatre of operations to relive the key moments of the French involvement.