France launches airstrikes at armed Libyan group in Chad
PARIS (AP) — France's Defense Ministry says French armed forces have intervened in northern Chad and launched airstrikes at an armed group coming in from Libya.
The operation took place Sunday and was organized in cooperation with the Chadian army.
French army denies killing kidnapped Malian soldiers in raid
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The French military is denying claims by al-Qaida-linked militants in northern Mali that 11 kidnapped Malian soldiers died during a French raid earlier this week.
The militants released a statement Friday alleging that the soldiers died during a French military operation in Tin-bidene. The French armed forces' press office told The Associated Press that the report is false, labelling it "propaganda coming from an armed terrorist group."