French 'tech support' for Mauritania raid on Al-Qaeda

23rd July 2010, Comments 0 comments

France provided "technical and logistical support" for a Mauritanian operation aimed at preventing an attack by an Al-Qaeda affiliate on Mauritania, the French defence ministry said Friday.

The statement came after a Mauritanian official said his country's troops attacked a North African base of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, killing several "terrorists", without saying if the move sought to free a French hostage.

© 2010 AFP

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