French soldier killed in Mali combat operations – Elysee


A French soldier was killed in Mali on Thursday morning after combat operations against militants, President Emmanuel Macron’s office said.

“This soldier … was killed in fighting against armed terrorist groups, when an improvised explosive device was triggered next to his armoured vehicle,” the presidency aid in a statement.

France has more than 5 000 troops in the West African Sahel region as part of international efforts to fight Islamist militants in the area.