French army says it has killed leading Islamic State member in Niger

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PARIS, Dec 21 (Reuters) - The French armed forces ministry said on Tuesday that its "Operation Barkhane" unit had killed Soumana Boura, a leading member of Islamic State in Niger.

The French army said Boura had been killed by an air strike that took place on December 20.

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Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; editing by Jason Neely

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