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Death of an NCO in Mali

Published on May 9, 2014
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, May 8, 2014

The French President was deeply saddened to learn of the death of an NCO from the Calvi 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment in an operation in northern Mali last night.

The President expresses his great respect for this French legionnaire’s sacrifice.

He extends his heartfelt sympathies to both his family and friends, and assures them of the nation’s solidarity in these painful circumstances.

Today, as we commemorate the victory of 8 May 1945, he reiterates his total confidence in the French forces still engaged, alongside the Malians and the United Nations forces, in combating the armed terrorist groups trying to subject people to their destructive ideology by depriving them of their right to security and development./.