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40 Islamists killed in recent Mali operations
Paris, March 20, 2014
First Published: 14:18 IST(20/3/2014)
Last Updated: 14:20 IST(20/3/2014)

French soldiers have killed about 40 Islamist fighters, including some senior commanders, in Mali in recent weeks, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Thursday.

"We have conducted operations over the past weeks," Le Drian said, adding that "about 40" fighters had been killed including "Ould Hamaha, a historic leader of AQIM," or Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

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