French Forces Kill 20 Militants in Mali
French forces said Sunday they killed more than 20 militants in Mali near the border with Burkina Faso.
French military officials and witnesses say the attack came from the air and on the ground in a forest in the Sahel region.
More than 3,500 French soldiers are spread out across Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mauritania and Niger combating Islamist extremists.
Mali has extended a state of emergency for another six months as it tries to stave off an al-Qaida-linked insurgency in the north, and extremists launching attacks from Burkina Faso in the south.