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EUTM Mali. Five Spanish soldiers injured in a road accident in Mali

(B2) Five Spanish soldiers taking part in the EUTM Mali mission were slightly injured in a road accident in Mali, the Spanish Defense Staff announced this morning

One of the vehicles of the Grupo Táctico de la X Bandera 'Millán Astray' of the Tercio “Alejandro de Farnesio” 4º of the Legion deployed in Mali (credit: Spanish Army)

The soldiers, who belong to the Army Legion Brigade, were in a Lynx vehicle (Lince in Spain) when it overturned. This happened on Monday (December 16) at 22:30 p.m. (local time), on the (sometimes chaotic) road from Bamako to Koulikoro.

Two ambulances went to the scene to help the injured. They " are out of danger — we say on the Spanish side — and are still under observation at the 'Rôle2' [the field hospital run by the Germans] at the Koulikoro base », headquarters of the EU training mission of the FAMA, the Malian armed forces.

The legionnaires are part of the fifteenth rotation (MALI XV) of the Spanish military in the EU training mission, which arrived in the field last November 28.


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).