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30 terrorists killed in Mali under Operation Barkhane

ANI  |  Bamako [Mali] 

The on Saturday informed that the French troops active under in Africa's region have managed to kill around 30 terrorists in

According to Sputnik, a statement by the Armed Forces Ministry read: "Overnight into November 23, 2018, the French forces part of the dealt a major blow to the terror group in the Mopti area of . At the current stage of the assessment of the operation, we can see that around 30 terrorists were neutralized."

According to the statement, there are reports of Hamadoun Kouffa, of the Islamist group, and his key associated being affected by the operation carried out by the French troops.

Apart from Mali, that commenced on 1 August 2014 entails Burkina Faso, Chad, and

In 2012, Tuareg militants had seized vast territories in the northern part of following which the situation destabilised in the country. The conflicts further increased due to the French interference, Islamists, as well as forces loyal to former Libyan

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First Published: Sat, November 24 2018. 12:35 IST