Fifth French Soldier Killed in Mali – Hollandes Office

RIA Novosti
Sunday 17th March, 2013

PARIS, March 17 (RIA Novosti) – A French corporal was killed during fighting in northern Mali, bringing to five the death toll of the French military contingent fighting armed Islamists in the west African country, President Francois Hollande’s office said on Sunday. Hollande expressed “the deepest condolences and the respect of the entire people” to the family of the corporal of the first marine infantry regiment” killed in Mali, the presidential office said in a statement. France deployed a military force in the west African country in January to aid Mali’s government who…

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