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France kills more than 20 militants on Mali, Burkina border

News 30 Apr 2017

DAKAR France has killed more than 20 militants hiding in a forest near the border between the West African countries of Mali and Burkina Faso this weekend, its regional force said in a statement.

The operation involved both air and ground strikes, the statement said. It did not identify the militant group.

(Reporting by Emma Farge; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

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