French troops face heat, silence during hunt for jihadists in Mali

Published: Aug 13, 2019, 04:10 PM(IST)
Sandstorms, thunderstorms and villagers reluctant to speak -- these were the conditions faced by hundreds of French troops and 100 allied Malians who were searching for 50-odd jihadists in Mali's savannas during an operation in Gourma district.
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