ISIS-linked terror group claims helicopter collision that killed 13 French soldiers in Mali

ISIS-linked terror group claims helicopter collision that killed 13 French soldiers in Mali

An ISIS-linked terror group claimed responsibility for a helicopter collision that killed 13 French soldiers earlier this week in Mali, while France said it will reassess its military operation in West and Central Africa after its deadliest toll in nearly four decades.

ISIS in the Greater Sahara statement, with no evidence, came almost three days after the low-flying helicopters collided on a moonless night while pursuing Muslim terrorists near the border with Niger.

An investigation has begun into the cause of the crash and the flight data recorders have been found.

French military spokesman Col. Frederic Barbry said the military would not comment on the claim.

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