French Airstrikes Kill Over 50 Terrorists In Central Mali

France conducted the air attacks in the borders of Burkina Faso and Niger in Africa, where the local government was struggling to combat an Islamic rebellion

Raghav N

November 4, 2020

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Furthering their agenda of dealing with terrorism in the strictest possible manner, France announced on Monday that it had killed more than 50 Al Qaeda militants in airstrikes in central Mali.

The attacks were conducted on Friday (October 30) near the borders of Burkina Faso and Niger according to French Defence Minister Florence Parly. He added that the 50 Jihadists were neutralized and their arms were impounded by the authorities. The government of the African region was struggling to fight an Islamic insurgency according to the minister, who spoke to his Mali counterparts before the offensive was launched.

The European country’s president, Emmanuel Macron had recently announced a war against terrorism after a French educator was beheaded by an Islamic extremist. The teacher, Samuel Patty had shared some cartoons of Prophet Muhammad with his students, that was considered objectionable by many from the Muslim community. Attacks in southern France in Nice and Austrian capital Vienna followed soon after, forcing many countries of the continent to beef up security at schools, hospitals and places of worship.

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