facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Third French soldier killed in Mali

March 3, 2013 at 3:46 PM   |   Comments

PARIS, March 3 (UPI) -- French President Francois Hollande said a third soldier has died during the nation's military intervention in northern Mali.

The soldier, 26, was not identified by name but was a member of the First Parachute Chasseur regiment. He was killed Saturday evening during a firefight with Islamic militants.

Hollande expressed his "profound respect for the sacrifice of this young soldier" and hailed the "courage and ardor" of French forces fighting in Mali, Radio France Internationale said Sunday.

Previously, a helicopter pilot was killed in a crash and another foot soldier was killed in an armed clash.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Hillary Clinton: Businesses and corporations don't create jobs Hillary Clinton: Businesses and corporations don't create jobs
2
Terry Keenan, former CNN, Fox News anchor, dead at 53 Terry Keenan, former CNN, Fox News anchor, dead at 53
3
Iranian woman accused of killing attempted rapist executed Iranian woman accused of killing attempted rapist executed
4
Top NSA spy is leaving position after conflict of interest accusations Top NSA spy is leaving position after conflict of interest accusations
5
Woman pleads not guilty to rape of Seattle man Woman pleads not guilty to rape of Seattle man
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback