French, Mali forces kill dozen Islamic extremists after attack
BAMAKO | French and Malian armed forces killed at least a dozen Islamic extremists who attacked an army camp in northern Mali Tuesday, killing at least four soldiers and wounding another, according to a statement by the French Operation Barkhane.
The attack on the army camp in Gourma -Rharous, about 75 miles east of Timbuktu, also destroyed a half-dozen vehicles. The town has been targeted regularly by Islamic extremists.
French air forces, alerted by Mali’s army, responded as the assailants fled in two pickups.