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Mali/death of a French soldier

Publié le March 19, 2013
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic
Paris, March 17, 2013

The President was deeply saddened to hear of the death in combat in northern Mali of a corporal from the Angoulême 1st Marine Infantry Regiment.

The Head of State extends to his family and close friends his most sincere condolences and the respect of the whole nation.

He pays heartfelt tribute to the determination and courage of the French forces engaged in Mali in the final, most delicate phase of their mission./.