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US News A French soldier died in an accident in Mali

16:50  13 october  2021
16:50  13 october  2021 Source:   nouvelobs.com

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  Un soldat français est mort dans un accident au Mali © Copyright 2021, Obs

A French soldier of the Antidjihadist operation Barkhane died Tuesday, October 12 in an accidental way on the basis of Timbuktu in Mali, announced this Wednesday The staff.

The Marshal of the Adrien Queletin Logis, a 29-year-old mechanic belonging to the 4th GAP hunter regiment, "carried out a maintenance operation on a truck. He was seriously injured by the rocking cab of the truck while working on the vehicle engine ", according to a statement.

52 Dead soldiers Since 2013

"despite the immediate care of the relief on the spot, it could not be resuscitated. He died as a result of his wounds. A survey is underway to determine the exact circumstances of the accident, "continues the staff.

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single and without children, the Marshal of Logis Quélin is the French seventh military to die accidentally in the Sahel since 2013 in operations Antidjihadist Serval then Barkhane. Fifty-two soldiers are also dead in combat over the same period.

Paris has undertaken in June of to reorganize its military device in the Sahel, leaving, in particular, the most northern basis of Mali (Kidal, Timbuktu and Tessalit) and planning to reduce its workforce in the region by 2023 2,500-3,000 men, against more than 5,000 today even though the relations between Paris and Bamako have reached .

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