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French army kills 15 Mali jihadists

Discussion in 'Europe & Russia' started by Vergennes, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. Vergennes

    Vergennes Strategist Staff Member MILITARY STRATEGIST

    Oct 18, 2016
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    Paris - The French army said on Thursday it had eliminated an "armed terrorist group" linked to Al-Qaeda in northern Mali, killing 15 jihadists.

    Army spokesperson Patrick Steiger said troops from France's regional Barkhane anti-terror operation had carried out a joint strike against the group with French special forces about 100km northeast of Kidal.

    The operation, which was backed by fighter jets and helicopters, took place overnight on Monday.

    It "allowed us to take 15 members of this katiba out of action", Steiger said, using a local word for a militant unit.

    The group was a branch of Ansar Dine, which has links to the regional Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQMI) group, he added, saying weapons and ammunition including assault rifles and grenades were destroyed in the raid.

    France has had some 4 000 soldiers deployed in the Sahel region - a vast stretch of territory on the edge of the Sahara Desert - since 2014.

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  2. Flyboy!

    Flyboy! Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

    Dec 18, 2014
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    It would be interesting to see how much it costs the military to take down a single goat f***** using special forces+airforce.
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