Tuesday, December 10, 2013

OPERATION SANGARIS--ANTOINE LE QUINIO & NICOLAS VOKAER


GTO: DIV
FROM: FIELD
SUBJ: FRANCE OP SANGARIS KIA ID



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Le soldat LE QUINIO était engagé en qualité d’aide tireur #ERYX pendant l'opération
 The soldier THE QUINIO was hired as aid shooter # ERYX during operation



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 Le soldat VOKAER était engagé en qualité de tireur appui direct pendant l'opération
 The soldier was hired as VOKAER shooter direct support for the operation


 


Two French soldiers killed in Central African Republic

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
PARIS/BANGUI (Reuters) - Two French soldiers were killed in overnight fighting in the Central African Republic, France's first casualties in an operation to restore stability in its former colony, the French government said on Tuesday. Much of the wide-scale ...

French Aim to Disarm CAR Militias as Two Soldiers Killed

Businessweek - ‎1 hour ago‎
A French patrol was ambushed near the airport in the capital, Bangui, shortly before midnight and two paratroopers died of their wounds. French troops returned fire, Le Drian said on France2 television today. “We have 1,600 troops in the country and they are ...

Loss of French soldiers in Central African Republic highlights tough quest for ...

Christian Science Monitor - ‎1 hour ago‎
French troops have orders to disarm rebels and militias, and described the situation in Bangui as relatively calm on Monday night, shortly before the exchange of fire that led to the soldiers' deaths. RECOMMENDED: Monitor Frontier Markets Free Trial.

2 French soldiers killed in Central African Republic unrest

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
The two soldiers, both in their early 20s and from a paratroop regiment, were killed in combat in the capital, Bangui, on Monday night, a statement from the Elysee Palace said. "They lost their lives to save others," it said. French President Francois Hollande ...
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OPERATION SANGARIS--FRANCE KIA

TO: DIV
FROM: FIELD
SUBJ: TWO PARATROOPERS KILLED IN ACTION




THIS FROM IOL:


The two French soldiers, marine paratroopers from the 8th Regiment based in Castres, died when they came under attack during an overnight patrol, parliament speaker Claude Bartolone told reporters.
“They were injured and quickly brought to a surgical unit, but unfortunately could not be saved,” he said.
According to one African peacekeeper in Bangui, a rebel commander was harassing people, who called the French to come and help them.

 “They came and tried to disarm the Seleka, but gunfire erupted,” the peacekeeper said.

THIS FROM THE DW/DE:


Two French soldiers have been killed in clashes in the Central African Republic (CAR). The country’s first casualties of the current military mission came just hours before France’s president was to visit the country.


The office of President Francois Hollande, who was in South Africa to attend the funeral of former President Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, released a statement announcing the deaths of the two soldiers in the Central African Republic's capital, Bangui.
"The president expresses his profound respect for the sacrifice of these two soldiers and renews his full confidence in the French forces committed - alongside African forces - to restoring security in the Central African Republic, to protecting the people and guaranteeing access to humanitarian aid," the statement said.
The speaker of the National Assembly, Claude Bartolone, said the two paratroopers were wounded in a fire fight that broke out while they were on patrol near the city's airport Monday night.
"They were injured and very quickly taken to the surgical unit but unfortunately, they could not be saved," he said.