French Special Forces took part in Niger operation

French special forces took part in an operation at an army base in Niger on Friday, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said.

French Special Forces took part in Niger operation

World Bulletin/News Desk

French special forces took part in an operation at an army base in Niger on Friday, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said.

At least 21 people were killed and dozens wounded on Thursday in coordinated dawn assaults on a uranium mine run by French company Areva at Arlit and the military base in the city of Agadez in northern Niger.

"As I speak, the situation has been brought under control in particular in Agadez, where our special forces have intervened to support Nigerien forces at the request of President (Mahamadou) Issoufou," Le Drian told BFM television.

Last Mod: 24 Mayıs 2013, 15:07
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