The attack was carried out by special units deployed by helicopters to the area of operations.
French military units in Mali carried out an operation that killed several dozen jihadists. This was reported on Friday night on his Twitter page by the French Armed Forces’ main headquarters.
According to it, the military operation was carried out last Thursday near the village of Niaki in central Mali. The attack was carried out by special units deployed in helicopters. Fire support was provided by multi-purpose fighter jets. The operation ended with the “neutralization of many dozens of jihadists after several hours of ground fighting,” said General Staff.
On Friday afternoon, French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parley reported that French special forces eliminated the commander of a Sahelian cell of the terrorist group al-Qaeda (banned in Russia) during an operation in Mali. According to the Minister, significant intelligence resources as well as helicopters and ground forces were mobilized for the operation. She informed that the destroyed extremist Bach Ag Mussa was considered responsible for a series of attacks on Malian and international forces.