The first artillery shooting in seven years.

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The EUTM-Mali Mortar Training Team finished its tour organising, supervising and executing the first artillery live firing exercise since 2009. It was the final evaluation of the 36th Artillery Regiment.

19.Apr.’16.- It was seven years ago when the Malian artillery performed its last live firing exercise. Today, we can say that EUTM-Mali helped the Malian Armed Forces (MaAF) to recover its artillery capability.

D-30 howitzer firing

D-30 howitzer firing.

“Motivation and Challenge” are the words employed by the instructors to express the way to face that phase of the training. This is also the first time that EUTM-Mali has organised such an event. It can be considered as an example of the European Union’s reform efforts for the MaAF which are clearly bearing fruit.

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Mobile training for the 134th Reconnaissance Squadron – EUTM Mali’s training is flexible


The instructors of EUTM Mali are busy training the 400 members of Battlegroup 8 in Koulikoro. But EUTM Mali also has a smaller, mobile training team that can deliver specialist courses when requested.  So the Armoured Training Team conducted a four week training programme for the “134th Reconnaissance Squadron” in Kati.

‘Introduction for the trainees’

‘Introduction for the trainees’

Kati Training Area The soldiers of the 134th Reconnaissance Squadron assembled near to their armoured vehicles, the “Bastion”. The instructors

‘Tactical movement drills’

‘Tactical movement drills’

of EUTM Malis’ Armoured Training Team began their introduction on the training topics for that day. First of all a revision of essential infantry drills, tactical movements as part of a squad and finally, – communication between the Malian soldiers while advancing – was scheduled. “This is one of the essentials” one of the trainers told us.

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‘Having a closer look’ – High-ranking delegation visited Koulikoro Training Centre

Koulikoro, The ambassador of the European Union in Mali, Mr. Alain Holleville, visited Koulikoro Training Centre together with Brigadier General Werner Albl, Mission Commander of EUTM Mali. Representatives of eight European Embassies accompanied the EU ambassador. The Head of Delegation of EUCAP SAHEL MALI, Mr. Albrecht Conze, took also part at the visit.


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Public Affairs Office from EUTM Mali would like to inform you about this evening attack as follows:

• EUTM Mali headquarters has been attacked by small arms fire.
• The attack occurred at 18:33 local time.
• The number of attackers is unknown.
• One of the assaulters died during the attack.
• No one of EUTM Mali headquarters personnel has been harmed or wounded.
• EUTM Mali personnel have secured the headquarters.
• No assaulter entered the headquarters.
• The Malian security forces are patrolling and securing the outer perimeter and the surrounding of MHQ.
• EUTM protection and security measures worked properly and allow controlling the aggression.
• The cooperation with the Malian Defense and Security Forces allowed a rapid and very effective reaction.

• El Cuartel General de EUTM Mali ha sido atacado mediante el uso de armas ligeras.
• El ataque ha ocurrido a las 18.33 hora local.
• El número de atacantes es desconocido por el momento.
• Uno de los atacantes ha fallecido durante el ataque.
• Ningún miembro del Cuartel General de EUTM Mali ha resultado herido.
• El personal de EUTM Mali ha asegurado el perímetro.
• Ningún asaltante ha podido acceder al interior del Cuartel General ni al interior de su perímetro de seguridad.
• Las fuerzas de seguridad malienses están patrullando y dando seguridad por todo el exterior del perímetro de seguridad del Cuartel General, así como por sus alrededores.
• La protección de los miembros de EUTM y las medidas de seguridad han funcionado correctamente, permitiendo poder controlar la agresión de forma eficaz y efectiva.
• La cooperación con las fuerzas de defensa y seguridad malienses han permitido la rápida y efectiva reacción ante el ataque.


Aujourd’hui le QG de l’ ‪#‎EUTM‬ ‪#‎Mali‬ a été attaqué. Personne n’a été blessé et aucun dommage n’a été occasionné. Maintenant nous sommes en train de sécuriser la zone. Les Forces Armés Maliennes sont nous soutiennent.

Das Hauptquartier der EUTM Mali ist angegriffen worden. Niemand der Anghorigen des Hauptquartier wurde verletzt. EUTM Mali sichert derzeit das Gelände.