French forces kill 11 suspected Islamist fighters in Mali

French forces kill 11 suspected Islamist fighters in Mali

PanARMENIAN.Net - French forces killed at least 11 suspected Islamist fighters and seized large amounts of weapons and ammunition during an operation in Mali's northern region of Timbuktu, a French army source in Mali said on Friday, Jan 24, according to Reuters.

"The operation was carried out on Wednesday night around a hundred kilometers north of Timbuktu," the source said, requesting anonymity. "Eleven terrorists were killed and one French soldier was wounded."

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