The operation in West and Central Africa involves 4,500 personnel and is France’s largest overseas military mission. File photo: AFP

Offensive cartoons? Charlie Hebdo in hot water after French army helicopter crash deaths

  • The French satirical weekly is regularly denounced by its targets for going too far
  • But Charlie Hebdo’s editor defended the magazine’s ‘satirical spirit’
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The operation in West and Central Africa involves 4,500 personnel and is France’s largest overseas military mission. File photo: AFP
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The operation in West and Central Africa involves 4,500 personnel and is France’s largest overseas military mission. Photo: AFP

13 French soldiers killed in helicopter collision in Mali, where troops confront Islamic militants

  • French President Emmanuel Macron pays tribute upon hearing of the crash, which occurred during a combat operation
  • A new surge in extremist attacks in Mali has killed well over 100 local troops in the past two months
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The operation in West and Central Africa involves 4,500 personnel and is France’s largest overseas military mission. Photo: AFP
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