ISIS adopts the collision of two French helicopter in Mali

A group of Islamic State in Africa has announced that it caused a collision of two French helicopters that killed 13 French soldiers in Mali.

A group affiliated to ISIS in the Sahara issued a statement almost three days after the helicopters collided at low altitude at night as they chased extremists near the border with Niger.

ISIS adoption comes as French President Emmanuel Macron said he would reassess his military operation in West and Central Africa after the bloodiest casualties in nearly four decades, noting that all options were open after 13 soldiers were killed during a combat mission.

Macron added that he asked the government and senior military commanders to study in depth the nature of French operations in the region, and told them that all options are open, indicating that France is working on the coast on behalf of everyone.


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