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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.
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.