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French Foreign Legion soldier dies in combat in Mali

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A French Foreign Legion soldier was killed in combat in Mali, the Élysée presidential palace announced in a press release on Monday.

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First Class Legionnaire Kévin Clement was killed in action on Monday during an operation against armed terrorist groups in Mali, the French presidential office said.

Ce lundi 4 mai, lors dune opération visant un groupe armé terroriste au Mali,le 1re classe Kévin Clément du #1REC, est mort pour la France dans laccomplissement de sa mission au sein de lopération #Barkhane. https://t.co/8FZwkYN9D9

— Armée de Terre (@armeedeterre) May 4, 2020

Clement's death came days after another French Foreign Legion soldier, Brigadier Dymyto Martynyouk, died of injuries sustained during fighting in Mali.

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