Two key Islamist leaders killed in French army raid in Mali

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PARIS (Reuters) - French special forces operating in Africa's Sahel region have killed two key members of the Islamist militant group, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, a defense ministry statement said on Wednesday.

The statement described the two as "important terrorist chiefs" and named them as Amada Ag Hama, also known as "Abdelkrim the Touareg" and Ibrahim Ag Inawalen, alias "Bana".

It said they were among four killed during an operation in the night of May 17 and 18.

France's intervention against Islamists in Mali in 2013 has mutated into a broader, regional mission to hunt down Islamists across the Sahel.



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Does France have military bases away from home? in this case Africa?
 

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They've got three bases in Africa — in Senegal, Gabon and Djibouti.

Since they are having some success fighting terrorists and they've got a military base in Djibouti, I wonder why they aren't doing anything to drive [out] Al Qaeda militants from Somalia or at least kill their leaders.
 

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Does France have military bases away from home? in this case Africa?
They've got three bases in Africa — in Senegal, Gabon and Djibouti.

Since they are having some success fighting terrorists and they've got a military base in Djibouti, I wonder why they aren't doing anything to drive [out] Al Qaeda militants from Somalia or at least kill their leaders.
There are French bases in these following countries : (in Africa)

In :
Senegal
Mali
Burkina Faso
Niger
Chad
Gabon
Central African Republic
Djibouti

If you see,these countries are former French colonies.
 

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And there obviously are some French expats in all their former colonies. And French soldiers are stationed in those countries to protect French nationals . . . unless they have other interests that is?
 
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