MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from French to English –
The President of the Republic learned with great emotion of the death in Mali this morning of three French soldiers of the 1st regiment of hunters of Thierville-sur-Meuse, the brigadier-chief Tanerii MAURI, the hunter 1st class Quentin PAUCHET and the 1st class fighter Dorian ISSAKHANIAN. Their armored vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device while participating in an operation in the Hombori region.
The President of the Republic salutes with the greatest respect the memory of these soldiers, who died for France in the accomplishment of their mission. He associates himself with the pain of their families, relatives and brothers in arms and assures them of the recognition and solidarity of the Nation.
The President of the Republic expresses his complete confidence in the French soldiers deployed in the Sahel, salutes their courage and reiterates France’s determination to continue the fight against terrorism.
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