European Union External Action

Statement by the spokesperson following the accident during a combat operation in Mali

Bruxelles, 26/11/2019 - 14:02, UNIQUE ID: 191126_11
Statements by the Spokesperson

On Monday 25 November 2019 six officers, six non‑commissioned officers and a lance corporal of the Barkhane force lost their lives during a counter‑terrorist operation in Mali.


The European Union extends its most sincere condolences to the families of those French soldiers, who were engaged in fighting terrorism in the Sahel.


France’s commitment makes a vital contribution to the EU’s efforts in the region.