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French soldier killed in Mali receives Legion of Honour

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A French soldier killed in Mali has been posthumously awarded the Legion of Honour, France’s top military medal at the Invalides war memorial in Paris. He was part of a regiment that came under fire on Tuesday morning.

France is to begin a withdrawal of around 4000 troops from Mali in March, despite a recent rebel attack on the key town of Gao.