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Mali/death of a French soldier

Publié le February 21, 2013
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic
Paris, February 19, 2013

The President was deeply shocked to hear of the death in combat in northern Mali this morning of the leader of a commando group of the Calvi 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment.

The Head of State offers his heartfelt condolences to the family and close friends of the deceased, and fully shares their grief.

He pays tribute to the courage and selflessness of our soldiers, committed, alongside the Malian armed forces and African contingents, to the fight against terrorist movements./.