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Reuters: France in Talks With Niger Officials Over Troops Withdrawal – Le Monde 

PARIS (Reuters) – France has started talks with some Niger army officials over withdrawing some troops from the African country following a coup in July, Le Monde reported on Tuesday. 

At this stage, neither the number of French soldiers involved nor the timing of their departure have been decided, Le Monde said, citing several unidentified French sources close to the matter. 

The talks are not being held with putsch leaders, but with regular army officials with whom France has long cooperated, the newspaper said. 

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Update #1: Niger Junta Expects Rapid French Troop Withdrawal After Talks (Bloomberg)

Update #2: Niger’s prime minister says talks underway for French troops to rapidly leave (Anadolu Agency)  

WNU Editor: Pressure from ECOWAS is also decreasing …. ECOWAS pressure reduces as Niger junta reopens airspace (The Punch).