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Battle of Djebok

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Battle of Djebok

Battle of Djebok
Part of Northern Mali conflict
Date 12 – 17 March 2013
(5 days)
Location Djebock, Gao Region, Mali
Result French Victory[1]
 France MOJWA
460 Unknown
Casualties and losses
0 15 KIA, 8 pick-up trucks destroyed, 1 motorcycle destroyed

From March 12 to 17, 2013, 460 French soldiers of the GTIA 2 were involved in operation Doro 3. Divided into two sub-Interarme Battle Groups (SGTIA), supported by elements of engineers, artillery and airmobile units (GAM), the French are were the vicinity of Goram, 30 kilometers north-east of the Djebock city. During this period, groups of French soldiers harassed jihadists. The intervention of armored VBCI, the trucks equipped with an artillery system (CAESAR) and helicopters pushed Islamists back further. According to the French General Staff, fifteen Islamists were "neutralized" and 8 pickups destroyed. Several mines and IEDs were destroyed. During raids in the villages, In Zekouan of Teurteli and Temuy, weapons and ammunition were seized, there were two carriages of 14.5 mm ammunition a PKM machine gun.[1] On the night of March 17 to 18, several explosions were heard north of Gao. Subsequently 4 tubes of 122mm rocket launch are destroyed by French reconnaissance mission.


  1. ^ a b Opération Serval : Opération Doro 3Ministère de la Défense :

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