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France says kills more than 20 militants in Mali

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:32 GMT
Author: Reuters
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DAKAR, Feb 19 (Reuters) - More than 20 Islamist rebels were killed during a raid by French special forces and Malian troops in the Adrar des Ifoghas mountain range of Mali, the defence ministry said on Tuesday.

The raid, during which one French legionnaire was killed, aimed at disrupting "terrorist" groups and dismantling their camps in an area where militants are believed to have taken refuge, the ministry said. (Reporting By John Irish and Bate Felix; Editing by Michael Roddy)

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