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Death of a mountain commando in Barkhane

(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 Malian Gourma, in the Gossi region, near the border between Mali and Burkina Faso, specifies the Army staff.

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 ».

(AF, st.)

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).

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