French army carries out first-ever drone strike during Mali operations

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France’s armed forces said today it had carried out a drone strike for the first time, during operations in Mali at the weekend.The Army said 40 terrorists were killed in this strike.

In a statement, the French military command said, the drone strike happened during a follow-up operation Saturday in which another seven terrorists were killed.The strike came just two days after the French army announced it had finished testing the remotely-piloted drones for armed operations.

 

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