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French Soldier, Maxime Blasco, Killed in Clash with Militants near the Burkina Faso Border, Mali – 25 September 2021

Frida Bergström
4 weeks ago

A French serviceman was killed early on Friday in a clash with an armed militant group in Mali, French officials said.More than 50 French soldiers have died in the region since Paris deployed a counterterrorism force in 2013 to drive back Islamist militant groups that had seized cities and towns in northern Mali.According to a statement from the French defence ministry, the soldier who was killed, Maxime Blasco, was part of a French unit deployed to a forested area near Mali's border with Burkina Faso.Their mission was to track down a suspected militant group that had earlier been spotted by…

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