November 27, 2019 / 3:45 PM / 17 days ago

French defence minister heads to Mali to honour troops killed in helicopter crash

PARIS (Reuters) - French Defence Minister Florence Parly is heading for Mali to honour the 13 French soldiers killed during an operation on Tuesday, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.

The soldiers died in Mali when their helicopters collided as they hunted for Islamist militants.

Reporting by Tangi Salaün: Writing by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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