French forces kill ji­hadists in Mali

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PARIS: French sol­diers killed or cap­tured about 20 ji­hadists in Mali’s restive north where a French sol­dier was killed on April 5, the French chief of staff said on Sun­day. Troops from Op­er­a­tion Barkhanein Sa­hel launched the op­er­a­tion in southwest of the city of Gao. “Since Sat­ur­day, the Barkhane force has been en­gaged in an op­er­a­tion which led to the neu­tral­i­sa­tion of nearly 20 ji­hadists in the for­est of Foul­sare,” a state­ment said. They were ei­ther killed or cap­tured, spokesman Colonel Patrik Steiger said. Agen­cies

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