Macron says 33 'terrorists' killed by French forces in Mali

Macron, who is currently on a visit to Ivory Coast, said French soldiers had also released two Malian gendarmes being held by jihadists in the city of Mopti.

French President Emmanuel Macron. Picture: @EmmanuelMacron/Twitter.

ABIDJAN - French President Emmanuel Macron said 33 "terrorists" had been "neutralised" in an operation by French forces in central Mali on Saturday.

Macron, who is currently on a visit to Ivory Coast, said French soldiers had also released two Malian gendarmes being held by jihadists in the city of Mopti.