French forces conduct operation against terrorist group in Mali

Fight against terrorism/Operation Barkhane – Communiqué issued by the Ministry of Defence

Paris, 22 December 2015

In the night of 19-20 December, French forces conducted an operation in the Menaka region of Mali against an element of the Al-Mourabitoun terrorist group, responsible for many attacks on the Malian and Niger populations, local armed forces and international forces.

After violent fighting which lasted nearly four hours, two pickups and around 10 motorbikes were seized. Ten or so terrorists were neutralized. A significant quantity of weapons and explosives was recovered./.

Published on 07/04/2016

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