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Madagascar: Military Pause in the offensive against thieves of zebus

Madagascar: Military Pause in the offensive against thieves of zebus
The Government of Madagascar has decided to put a temporary end to the Tandroka operation (Editor's Note: take the bull by the horns), conducted since September against thieves of zebus (dahalo) to curb insecurity in the South of Madagascar.
 A pause to allow the fighting troops to recharge mentally and physically. For Tandroka operation, units of elite of Special Forces have been deployed in areas difficult to access in the region of Fort Dauphin, to attack the Dahalo heavily armed from front.
 The dead or alive capture of the leader of the zebus thieves, public enemy n ° 1, Remenabila, was the priority of this military engagement initiated by the president of the Transition Andry Rajoelina.  
"The strategy did not work as expected"
 According to a retired general interviewed by "the withdrawal of forces of the Tandroka operation does not necessarily mean failure. It may be due to insufficient budget, because the mission nevertheless already lasted for more than three months. In addition, it is obvious that the strategy did not work as planned".
And the senior officer of fortifies military strategies identify however the faults of this operation in hostile terrain. "The lack of equipment and logistics for a mission of this size was also felt. It is better to repatriate the troops so that they rest while waiting for the new military materials promised by the President of the Transition ", he said.

Antso Rajaona

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