The French defense Ministry announced that on November 25, during the operation against the militants of ISIS (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) in the area of the settlement Charungwit faced attack helicopter Eurocopter Tiger and multipurpose helicopter Eurocopter EC725. The crash of the cars was killed thirteen military personnel: six officers, six petty officers and chief corporal. The President of France Emmanuel macron expressed his condolences to the families of dead soldiers.
It clarifies Telegram-channel 4 Directorate, the French army suffered the biggest one-time loss from the start of operations in Mali in 2013. The French losses in this period amounted to 38 troops.