Three French soldiers were killed in operation in Mali Monday, December 28, when their armored vehicle was hit by an explosive device in the region of Hombori, near the border with Burkina Faso, announced the Elysee.
The death of these three soldiers belonging to the 1st regiment of hunters of Thierville-sur-Meuse (Meuse) brings to 47 the number of French soldiers killed in operations “Serval” (2013) and “Barkhane” (since 2014), according to l ‘Staff. A count that does not include accidents.
President Emmanuel Macron expressed in a press release his “Very great emotion” after learning of the deaths of Brigadier-Chief Tanerii Mauri, Fighter 1st Class Quentin Pauchet and Fighter 1st Class Dorian Issakhanian.
The head of state “Salutes with the greatest respect the memory of these soldiers, who died for France in the accomplishment of their mission. He associates himself with the pain of their families, their relatives and their brothers in arms and assures them of the recognition and solidarity of the Nation ”, writes the Elysee. he “Expresses its complete confidence in the French soldiers deployed in the Sahel, salutes their courage and recalls France’s determination to continue the fight against terrorism”.