The dead French soldiers were deployed in an action against the jihadists in northern Mali.
13 French soldiers, which was set in an action against the jihadists in Mali, is killed. It happened when two helicopters hit each other.
this was stated by The president of the Emmanuel Macrons office.
It is the largest military loss for France in this region of Africa, since the French soldiers were deployed in Mali in 2013.
the Accident happened on Monday evening. Here the soldiers were deployed to track down the jihadists, who for several weeks has conducted a series of deadly attacks in northern Mali.
In a statement from France's armed Tipobet forces have heard that it was a helicopter of the type Tigers, who collided with a Cougar helicopter. The two helicopters were summoned to be the hill, the French soldiers on the ground up.
France has deployed over 4500 soldiers in the Sahel region, where islamist insurgents linked to Islamic State and al-Qaeda have gained a foothold.
northern Mali is often used by the jihadists as a springboard for attacks in other areas of the ørkenbæltet.
Denmark has for several years contributed to the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali. Currently three Danish staff officers, and a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft with associated personnel deployed in Mali, inform the Defence.
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