Death of thirteen French Defence personnel in Mali [fr]

The President of the French Republic announces with deep sadness the death of thirteen French Defence personnel in Mali

Elysée Palace, Tuesday 26 November 2019

Courtesy translation

The President of the French Republic announces with deep sadness the death of thirteen French Defence personnel in Mali on the evening of Monday, November 25, 2019, in the accident of their two helicopters during a combat operation against jihadists.

The President of the French Republic salutes with the greatest respect the memory of these army personnel, six officers, six non-commissioned officers and a corporal, killed in action while serving their country in the hard fight against terrorism in the Sahel region. He joins their families and their loved ones in their sorrow and wishes to express his most sincere condolences, assuring them of the unfailing solidarity of the Nation.

The President of the French Republic expresses his utmost support to their comrades in the French army. He wishes to salute the courage of the French Defence personnel deployed on operation in the Sahel and their determination to continue their mission. He assures them of his total confidence.

Dernière modification : 27/11/2019

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