French Pilot Dies In Mali Military Operation

Via France 24:

French airstrikes overnight in Mali drove back Islamic rebels from a key city and destroyed a militant command center, the French Defense Minister said Saturday.

A French helicopter pilot died of his wounds in the operation, which involved air strikes on three rebel targets overnight.

France’s Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that hundreds of French troops were involved in the operation that destroyed a command center of Islamic rebels in Mali.

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