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URGENT ¥¥¥ 15 Islamists die in overnight Mali fighting: France

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Around 15 Islamic militants were killed overnight in heavy fighting with French and Chadian forces in northeastern Mali, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told BFMTV Tuesday.

The defence ministry has said dozens of Islamists have died in the area over the past few days. A third French soldier died in the conflict on Saturday.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/urgent-15-islamists-die-overnight-mali-fighting-france