French soldiers’ gruelling training in the Guiana jungle


Up to 95% humidity, vampire bats, snakes, fireflies, all with limited visibility due to overgrown vegetation: in the Guiana jungle, French soldiers push their limits as they train in forest and jungle combat techniques. A timely exercise as clashes between the French anti-jihadist forces and groups with ties to Al Qaeda and the Islamic State group are approaching the wooded areas of northern Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast.

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