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French soldier killed in northern Mali-Hollande

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(Globalpost/GlobalPost)

PARIS, Feb 19 (Reuters) - A French soldier has been killed while fighting Islamist rebels in northern Mali, French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday.

"A legionnaire from the 22nd parachute regiment has died in a clash with Islamists in northern Mali," Hollande told reporters on a visit to Athens.

(Reporting By Vicky Buffery; Editing by Michael Roddy)

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