France: Forces Kill 20 Militants In Mali Forest

France: Forces Kill 20 Militants In Mali Forest
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France says its forces in Africa’s Sahel region have killed more than 20 militants in a forest near Mali’s border with Burkina Faso.

A statement by Operation Barkhane states that air and ground forces were involved. It did not identify the militant group.

France has deployed some 4,000 soldiers in Mali, Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso and Mauritania as part of Operation Barkhane.

A French soldier has also been killed in the area earlier this month.

Mali suffers frequent attacks by Islamist militants despite a French military operation in 2013 to drive jihadists from northern cities.

 

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