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A 4th French soldier killed in Mali east of Gao

(BRUSSELS2) A fourth French soldier fell at the front in Mali. Chief Sergeant Wilfried Pingaud, of 68e African artillery regiment of La Valbonne, “ was involved in security operations led by Malian, African and French forces around the liberated city of Gao (and) was fatally injured in a clash with local terrorist groups near Tin Keraten “says the French Ministry of Defense. Military at the 68e African artillery regiment from La Valbonne, he was engaged in Operation Serval since January 24.


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).