James Heappey – 2021 Comments on Daesh in Mali

The comments made by James Heappey, the Minister for the Armed Forces, on 15 May 2021.

This was the first operation of its kind by UN forces in Mali, demonstrating how UK personnel have made a significant contribution to the mission during their first six months in the country.

Removing the weapons and disrupting the terrorist operation will make a real difference to the local community and importantly the intelligence collected will help develop our understanding and help to prevent the threat from armed groups in the future.