Saturday, December 7, 2013

OPERATION SANGARIS--COMMAND CHRONOLOGY

TO: MEDIA
FRO: DIV HQ
SUBJ: COMMAND CHRONOLOGY

After a decision takes by the French President François Hollande, the military operation named “Sangaris” was launched during night of December 6, 2013 in the Central African Republic (CAR). The goal of this operation is to restore the security and humanitarian situation in CAR and to help the MISCA (UN mission in the Central African Republic) in the country.

THIS FROM ARMY RECOGNITION

The Sangaris operation was launched after the UN Council unanimously adopted a resolution December 5, 2013, authorizing the International Support Mission, an African Union (AU) peacekeeping force known by its French acronym MISCA, as well as the deployment of French troops to assist it. The Sangaris operation is under the command of General Francisco Soriano, the commander of the French forces in Gabon and the “Boali” operation in Central African Republic. He arrived in Bangui December 6, 2013. The Sangaris operation uses the military forces of Boali operation which is currently reinforced by new French soldiers. One company of French paratroopers of the 6th (BIMA) Marine Infantry Regiment and three Puma helicopters from the Light Aviation Detachment of French Land forces have arrived in Bangui from Libreville. Currently, 800 soldiers are now in Bangui, and expected to reach a total of 1,200 soldiers in the next few hours. Some armoured vehicles will arrive in Bangui carried by military transport aircraft C-17. The implementation of this military operation was fast thanks to the French troops prepositioned in Africa, such as the French forces in Gabon and additional forces in the region. Today, French soldiers continue to secure the airport of M’Poko and the French interests in the country. French troops patrol in the streets of Bangui, and two Rafale fighter aircraft are on the sky of Bangui to support ground forces in case of attacks against French military forces.

DIST ALL CH UNCLASSIFIED

OPERATION SANGARIS--FRENCH UNITS IN COUNTRY

TO: MEDIA
FROM: DIV DIST
SUBJ: MISCA UBNIT COMPONENT UPDATE



 6TH PARACHUTE INFANTRY BN. ( 6TH BIMA)-ONE COMBAT COMPANY
1ST PCR--ONE COMBAT COMPANY
3RD & 8TH RPIMA & 21ST RIMA--2 COMBAT COMPANIES


 Some armoured vehicles will arrive in Bangui carried by military transport aircraft C-17.


FROM CAMEROON:

UCL 8TH RPIMA
1ST RHP--CONTINGENT//1ST & 3RD SQDRN//150 MEN.


FRANCE--MILITARY BASES IN AFRICA
LIBREVILLE, GABON
ABIFJAN, COTE D'IVORIE
DAKAR, SENEGAL
DJIBOUTI, DJIBOUTI
N'DJAMENA, CHAD


French Troops Sent To Bangui





DIST ALL CH VIA TXT MOBILE MIFI....

OPERATION SANGARIS: DEFENSE OF BANGUI

TO: MEDIA
FROM: LOG
SUBJ: DEPLOYMENT MISCA AFRICA

FRENCH FORCES SECURE AIRPORT, SET UP CHECKPOINTS, SEND OUT PATROLS, RECON INTO NORTHERN VIC OF CITY.

FORCES INCREASED TO APPROX 6000 INC AFTRICAN PERACEKEEPING AND MOROCCAN

UK PROVIDES AIRLIFT SUPPORT

INITIAL DEPLOYMWENT THROUGH CAMEROON PORT & OVERLAND TO BOUAR, S TO SECURE BANGUI.

DIST ALL CH VIA TXT MOBILE.....UNCLASSIFIED.

OPERATION SANGARIS: BATTLEFIELD STATUS//12/08/2013

TO: MEDIA
FROM: DIV
SUBJ: LOC FORCES FRANCE BANGUI

SITREP001: DEPLOYMENT:
12/5/2013: 600 FRENCH REGULARS
12/6/2013: 1000  "  "
12/7/2013: 1600  "    "

FIVE COMBAT COMPANIES..//SAT NOON. W/ 4 PUMA + 2 GAZELLE ROTARY WING.

OBJ: DISARM ALL MILITIAS AND ARMED GROUPS "WHEREVER THERE ARE RISKS TO THE POPULATION"

MISCA FORCE INCREASE TO 6000


DEPLOYED FROM CAMEROON TO BANGUI VIA BOUAR

FRENCH PATROLS CURRENTLY INCREASED IN CAPITAL THREEFOLD W/JOINT MISCA-AFRICA CONTINGENT PATROLS ON MAIN & SECONDARY ROADS. W/CLOSE AIR SUPPORT//RAFALE & HELI GUNSHIPS..


DIST THRU CH VIA MOBILE//WEB//MOBILE///TXT

UNCLASSIFIED