Date: Tuesday, 05-December-2017, 10:21 AM | Message # 1
Soldiers killed in French airstrike were hostages – Malian president
In Mali, West Africa, the country's president has confirmed Malian soldiers were killed in a French airstrike in October. France thought its operation was targeting forces that deserted to join an Islamist group. However, it is now believed those soldiers had been taken hostage by the jihadists.