Bengali Hunt Desk: The French government says its forces have killed 50 al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in an air strike in central Mali.
French Defense Minister Florence Parli said after meeting with members of the Mali government that the army had fought to root out Islamic rebels, and that an air strike had been launched on Friday in an area near the Burkina Faso and Niger border.
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Florence said the team carried out an operation in Barkhan, Mali, on October 30, in which more than 50 jihadists had been killed. Weapons and explosives were recovered from them as part of a French-led anti-jihadi operation. He said about 30 motorcycles were also damaged.
Parley had earlier met with Nigerian President Mahamadou Issoufou and Defense Minister Karidio Mahamadou. He said the operation was carried out after receiving reports of huge bikes in three border areas through drones.
It is known that when the jihadists tried to hide behind a tree, the French Air Force fired missiles from two Mirage planes and sent another drone. It is known that 50 jihadists were killed in this air strike in France.
An army spokesman said: “Four jihadists have been arrested. Explosives and a suicide jacket were recovered. He told a news conference that the jihadists were planning to attack the army in the area.