PARIS—The French military has killed two members of the EIGS “terrorist” group, which France says has hyperlinks to the ISIS terrorist group, in Mali, French armed forces minister Florence Parly stated on Thursday.
Parly’s assertion stated the operation had taken place in a single day within the Menaka area in co-ordination with the U.S. military.
“This newest operation highlights our willpower to proceed the struggle towards armed terrorist organizations, working alongside our companions within the Sahel, and in co-ordination with our European and American allies,” the assertion stated.
France is within the means of re-shaping its navy presence in West Africa’s Sahel area, which incorporates Mali, the place France has been on the entrance line within the struggle towards Islamist militia teams.
Mali has been thrown into political turmoil since a navy junta toppled President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in August 2020.