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Dozens of jihadists killed, announces French army

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648x415 les soldats de la force barkhane ont attaque un campement identifie comme terroriste jeudi soir

Barkhane Force soldiers attacked a camp identified as terrorist Thursday evening. – AFP

Several dozen jihadists were killed in an operation by the French army on Thursday near Niaki, 180 km from Mopti, in central Mali, the French army staff announced on Friday evening.

The operation, carried out by helicopter-borne commandos with the support of fighter planes, ended “after a few hours of combat on the ground by the neutralization of several dozen” of jihadists, announced the general staff on his report. twitter account.

Motorcycles and weapons seized

In its press release, the general staff specifies that an aerial reconnaissance had enabled Thursday to observe “a suspect grouping of individuals near the village of Niaki”. After having identified them as “armed terrorist groups”, “the Barkhane Force decided to proceed with a neutralization operation”.

Mountain commandos supported by 4 Mirage and 4 Tiger gunships attacked the encampment in the evening. “After a few hours of combat on the ground, the operation ended with the neutralization of several dozen GATs, twenty motorcycles and weapons were seized or destroyed”, welcomed the staff.



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