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French Forces Kill 40 Islamist Militants in Mali

France says its forces have killed about 40 jihadists in Mali over the past few weeks.French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says some senior commanders of militant groups were among those killed in the operations. He commented during an interview Thursday with France's BFM TV.On Friday, Malian officials said French forces had killed top Islamist militia leader Omar Ould Hamaha in northern Mali. The militant leader had ties to al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb and the Movement for the...

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