Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mali: Two French soldiers killed by explosive device

(Bamako) The French president’s office has reported that on Wednesday two French soldiers were killed after their armoured vehicle was hit by an explosive device in Mali. No further information has been forthcoming.
Graphic taken from French MOD PDF
France currently has a 4,000-strong counter-terrorism force in Mali, which is part of Operation Barkhane, (supported by Germany/UK and Holland) meant to fight extremist groups in the African region of the Sahel, which also includes Burkina Faso, Chad, Mauritania and Niger.