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Estonian platoon enters service in Mali

Friday, August 10, 2018

Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) infantry platoon ESPLA-26, which deployed from Estonia early Monday morning, entered service under the French-led anti-insurgent Operation Barkhane this week. Upon meeting with the arriving unit, Col. Jean de Monicault, commander of the Gao military base, pinned the badge of the French Foreign Legion to the shoulder of Maj. Kristjan Karist, head of the Estonian contingent, emphasising a close bond between the two respective forces, the…