Operation Serval Started on January 11, 2013
January 11th is the day France started Operation Serval.
Operation Serval is a military operation by France against Azawad in the northern part of the Republic of Mali.
This operation continued from January 11, 2013 to July 15, 2014 to attack Islamic armed groups such as Ansar Dean and AQIM.
Azawad has unilaterally declared independence, but has not been approved by foreign countries.
After this operation, the rest of the mission was taken over by the President of France to the countries around Africa.