Monday, May 1, 2017

Mali:French troops 'kill /capture' 20 terrorists over weekend.

(Gao) French soldiers have killed around 20 terrorists hiding in a forest near the border between the West African countries of Mali and Burkina Faso this weekend. The operation followed the death of a French soldier nearby earlier this month. It involved both air and ground strikes, Over the weekend ,French jets bombed several suspected arms depots in the Foulsare Forest, south-west of the northern Malian city of Gao, Troops from Operation Barkhane, whose mission is to target fighters operating in the Sahel region of the Sahara Desert,

 said they also discovered large amounts of arms, ammunition, rocket launchers and explosives.
A little known fact is that Germany has 1000 troops supporting the French as well as 2 transport and 4 attack helicopters.