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C'est très difficile de savoir comment se déroulent les combats que vous venez d'évoquer.
Indeed, the Malian authorities speak of hand-to-hand combat. sd
Effectivement les autorités maliennes parlent de combat au corps à corps.
It's an expression probably a little exaggerated.
C'est une expression probablement un petit peu exagérée.
It is true that French troops and Malian troops are side by side and in contact with the Islamist insurgency, in this region of Djibali where the fighting has lasted for more than three days now.
C'est vrai que les troupes françaises et les troupes maliennes sont côte à côte et au contact face à l'insurrection islamiste, dans cette région de Djibali les combats durent depuis plus de trois jours maintenant.
The place where we are is several tens of kilometers from the place of fighting, where the French army is gradually raising from the north - from the south of the country, from Timbuktu, columns of soldiers who were in reserve on the airport and in the center of the Malian capital in recent days.
L'endroit nous nous trouvons est à plusieurs dizaines de kilomètres du lieu des combats, l'armée française fait monter progressivement depuis le nord - depuis le sud du pays, depuis Tombouctou, des colonnes de soldats qui étaient en réserve sur l'aéroport et dans le centre de la capitale malienne ces derniers jours.
It is a very gradual, very slow rise, which aims to strengthen the units which are already in combat in the Djibali region.
C'est une montée très progressive, très lente, qui vise à renforcer les unités qui sont déjà au combat dans la région de Djibali.
So Mathieu, right behind you, French troops: how is it organized?
Alors Mathieu, juste derrière vous, des troupes françaises : comment ça s'organise ?
Look, it's very difficult to get accurate information.
Ecoutez, il est très difficile d'avoir des informations précises.
The French army is very discreet and we understand that.
L'armée française est très discrète et on le comprend.
She discovers the field, she lives here her first hours on a field on which she knows that she will have to engage in a fight And at the same time the French army is not at home here, it only acts in support of the Malian army.
Elle découvre le terrain, elle vit ici ses premières heures sur un terrain sur lequel elle sait qu'elle va devoir engager un combat Et en même temps l'armée française n'est pas chez elle ici, elle n'agit qu'en soutien de l'armée malienne.
Our interlocutors are therefore Malian soldiers who, once again, are very discreet.
Nos interlocuteurs sont donc des militaires maliens qui, encore une fois, font preuve d'une très grande discrétion.
There is a major danger here, it is the danger of the interweaving between the Islamists, between the Islamist militias which cross the country including in the western half of the country, where the fighting takes place as I speak to you. .
Il y a un danger majeur ici, c'est le danger de l'imbrication entre les islamistes, entre les milices islamistes qui sillonent le pays y compris dans la moitié ouest du pays, se déroulent les combats au moment je vous parle.
This risk of nesting and unexpected, unexpected confrontation, forces the Malian authorities and the French authorities, the French military, to be extremely discreet about their program and their maneuvers.
Ce risque d'imbrication et de confrontation imprévu, inopiné, force les autorités maliennes et les autorités françaises, les militaires français, à être extrêmement discret sur leur programme, et sur leurs manoeuvres.
Mathieu, you encountered Malians during your trip to Mali: how do they react?
Mathieu, vous avez croisé des Maliens au cours de votre périple au Mali : comment réagissent-ils?
Listen, the Malians we have encountered react extremely favorably.
Ecoutez, les Maliens que nous avons croisés réagissent de manière extrêmement favorable.
The village streets, the city streets - we come from Ségou where we were this morning to San and Sévaré - all these cities are decorated with the colors of the French flag and the Malian flag.
Les rues des villages, les rues des villes - nous arrivons de Ségou nous étions ce matin à San et à Sévaré - toutes ces villes sont pavoisées aux couleurs du drapeau français et du drapeau malien.
The people here feel like they have escaped the worst.
La population ici a l'impression d'avoir échappé au pire.
The account of the cities which were occupied until now by the Islamists in the north of the country - let us quote only Timbuktu or Gao - literally terrified the population in the south of the country, which expected at one time or another to see arrive an Islamist militia which would impose their Sharia, this Sharia so specific to Ansar Eddine, these radical groups which make the lives of the populations absolutely impossible.
Le récit des villes qui étaient occupées jusqu'à présent par les islamistes dans le nord du pays - ne citons que Tombouctou ou Gao - terrifiait littéralement la population dans le sud du pays, qui s'attendait à un moment ou à un autre à voir arriver une milice islamiste qui leur imposerait leur Sharia, cette Sharia si propre à Ansar Eddine, ces groupes radicaux qui rendent la vie des populations absolument impossible.
So this feeling of relief is shared by at least the entire southern half of the country, almost all of the individuals we have encountered.
Donc ce sentiment de soulagement est partagé par au moins toute la moitié sud du pays la quasi-totalité des individus que nous avons croisés.
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