Mali/death of a French soldier
The President was extremely sad to learn that a non-commissioned officer from the 1st Laudun-l’Ardoise (Gard) Foreign Engineer Regiment was killed in northern Mali yesterday while taking part in a reconnaissance operation in the Almoustarat region.
He reiterates that French soldiers are engaged alongside the Malian army and United Nations forces. They are courageously and effectively carrying out this mission to bolster Mali’s sovereignty and fight the terrorist groups.
The Head of State extends his condolences to his family and close friends and assures them of the country’s solidarity in these painful circumstances./.