According to Agence France-Presse, the French government said on Monday that the French military killed more than 50 al-Qaeda-related militants in an air strike in central Mali.
After meeting with members of the Malian Transitional Government, French Defense Minister Florence Parly said that the airstrike took place on Friday near the borders of African countries Burkina Faso and Niger, where government forces are working hard.
Defeat the insurgents.
Parli said that on October 30 in Mali, the military carried out an operation that eliminated more than 50 “jihadists” and confiscated weapons and materials.
French army are fighting “jihadists” in Mali
Before going to Bamako, Parri met with Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou and Defense Minister Issoufou Katambe. She said that the operation was in an unmanned aircraft. The plane was launched after spotting a “very large” motorcycle fleet in the “Three Realms” area.
Parrie said that when the militants tried to evade surveillance under a tree, the French army sent two Mirage fighters and a drone to launch missiles, thereby “suppressing” these insurgents.
Military spokesman Frederic Barbry stated that “four terrorists were arrested” during the operation.
The spokesperson told reporters on the conference call that they had found explosives and a suicide bomb vest, stating that the organization was “preparing to attack (army) positions in the area.”
According to reports, the United Nations deployed approximately 13,000 troops in Mali as part of its peacekeeping mission. In 2012, a brutal rebellion broke out in northern Mali for the first time.
Mali has been working hard to quell the rebellion and crack down on separatists.
In 2013, Mali’s former colonial sovereign, France, launched a military operation to take part in combating militants, but the fighting has spread to central Mali and neighboring Burkina Faso and Niger, resulting in thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of being forced to flee home.