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Two French soldiers killed in Mali attack – Elysee


Two French soldiers were killed after their armoured vehicle was hit by an explosive device in Mali, the French president’s office said on Wednesday. France has deployed around 4,000 French troops in the West Africa’s Sahel region as part of Operation Barkhane aimed at tackling Islamist militants in the region.

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Islamists attack in Mali leave 14 soldiers dead .

Islamist militants stormed an army camp in northern Mali on Saturday, killing at least 14 soldiers in the worst attack on security forces in the country in more than a year. An army spokesman Col. Diarran Kone, said the bodies of 17 assailants were left at the scene after the …

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Mali: Army kills 5 jihadists after ambush

Mali’s army said Thursday it killed five jihadists but lost one soldier repelling an attack in the centre of the vast, landlocked nation. The assault happened at a military outpost near the remote town of Niono at around 0130 GMT, a military statement said. The troops “reacted forcefully, pushing back …

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Five soldiers, one civilian killed after ambush on Malian high court president

Five Malian soldiers and one civilian were killed in central Mali on Tuesday during an ambush on a convoy of the president of the High Court of Justice, the defence ministry said in a statement. It was not clear who was responsible for the attack, but the high level target …

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UNICEF: Number of children threatened by starvation in Mali increases

The number of children facing starvation in conflict-ridden in Mali is increasing, the UN Children Fund (UNICEF) warned on Monday. New data from the affected Timbuktu and Gao regions showed that more than 15 per cent of children face acute malnutrition. According to the data, the number has reached the …

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French, Mali forces kill 12 extremists after attack on army

French and Malian armed forces killed at least a dozen Islamic extremists who attacked an army camp in northern Mali on Tuesday, killing at least four soldiers and wounding another, according to a statement by the French Operation Barkhane. The attack on the army camp in Gourma-Rharous, about 120km east …

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