This is what the investigative website ‘Disclose’ reveals, which has had access to hundreds of top secret documents of French intelligence: “Hundreds of civilian victims”
France and Egypt have been carrying out a secret mission since February 2016, the ‘Operation Sirli’, which has as its theater the western desert region of Egypt, which extends from the Nile to the border with Libya. Initially born as an electronic surveillance operation in an anti-terrorism key, the mission also targeted gangs of human traffickers and smugglers, with at least 19 air strikes causing hundreds of civilian casualties, many of which were probably hit by mistake. This is what the investigative website ‘Disclose’ reveals, which has had access to hundreds of top secret documents of French intelligence. The documents show that the operation, launched under the presidency of Francois Hollande, was later confirmed by Emmanuel Macron, which thus strengthened the military alliance between Paris and the government of General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.