Mali – Islamist militants ‘taken out of action’ in Mali, says French military

The operation involved French Mirage jets, attack helicopters and forces on the ground, the spokesman said, although he would not provide details on how many of the 15 militants targeted had been killed or wounded.

France intervened in Mali to ward off an offensive by islamist militants that began in 2012. Around 4,000 of its troops remain in  the region as part of Operation Barkhane, where they work alongside 10,000 U.N peacekeepers in  Mali.

France 24 / Reuters