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French special forces pilot Damien Boiteux killed in Mali attacks

This is the French military helicopter pilot killed as his country launched twin attacks in Africa against Islamist groups and a failed attempt to release a hostage. Lt Damien Boiteux, 41, was killed during operations against rebels in Mali, in what appears to be a dramatic new western military inte ...

Mali detains 20 suspected Islamists, including two French - sources| Reuters

Jul 15, 2015    

BAMAKO Police in Mali have detained about 20 suspected Islamist militants in recent days, including at least two French citizens and the organiser of an attack a restaurant in Bamako in March, security sources said on Tuesday.Police arrested a man identified as Saouty Kouma on Sunday in the central Malian town of Melo whom they suspect was behind the assault on La Terrasse restaurant that killed a French citizen, a Belgian security officer and three Malians. The attack was claimed by Islamist militant group al-Mourabitoun.The remaining men were detained on Monday in the southern town of Zegoua...

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