French troops have killed some 20 terrorists in northern Mali this week in an effort to stamp out terrorism in the region, the French Defense Ministry said Friday.
The French army used in the operation, launched last on Tuesday, fighter jets and attack helicopters, added the Defense Ministry.
The operation resulted in the elimination of 20 terrorists in addition to arresting others and recovering weapons during.
In 2013, France intervened to expel al-Qaeda-linked terrorists who had seized northern Mali a year earlier.
Source: Ennahar Online