French President Emmanuel Macron gestures during a news conference in Dubai, UAE, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Satish Kumar French President Emmanuel Macron gestures during a news conference in Dubai, UAE, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Satish Kumar

Mali: 13 French soldiers killed in helicopter accident

By: MENA
Tue, Nov. 26, 2019
PARIS, Nov 26 (MENA) - French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed Tuesday that 13 French troops had been killed in a helicopter accident in Mali, Euro News reported.

Macron said that the six officers, six 'sous'officiers' - or 'sub officers', and a corporal were killed during an operation against terrorists in the African nation.

The accident occurred as a result of a collision between two helicopters, one a Tigre the other a Cougar, while on operation tracking a militant group.

France has 4,500 troops stationed in Mali as part of Operation Barkhane, where it is fighting terrorists allied to the Daesh militant group.
 
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