(B2) Master Corporal Maxime Blasco, of the 7th Alpine Hunters Battalion (BCA), fell in Mali on Friday (September 24).
He participated with his commando, in " an operation of reconnaissance and harassment “, led by the Barkhane Force. It was in the Malian Gourma, in the Gossi region, near the border between Mali and Burkina Faso, specifies the general staff of the Armies.
Earlier in the day, " elements of an armed terrorist group [had] been detected by a Reaper drone in the N'Daki forest ". A patrol of two attack helicopters had been engaged. to neutralize them ».