IS drone kills Kurdish fighters, hurts French troops
Oct13

IS drone kills Kurdish fighters, hurts French troops

A remote-controlled jihadist hobby plane rigged with hidden explosives killed two Kurdish fighters and injured two French special operations troops near Mosul, French and US sources confirmed Wednesday. While the Pentagon has previously said the Islamic State group uses simple, commercially available drones to conduct surveillance and carry small explosives, this was the first known deadly case. According to a US defense official, the...

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French troops will leave Central African Republic in October
Jul14

French troops will leave Central African Republic in October

France will end a three-year military peacekeeping operation in Central African Republic in October, François Hollande has said, although security remains volatile. The operation was launched in December 2013 to try to end a cycle of tit for tat killing that began when mainly Muslim Seleka fighters toppled the then-president, prompting reprisals by Christian anti-Balaka militias. The defence ministry says Operation Sangaris currently...

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