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A French gunner sits in a Puma helicopter flying near Tessalit on... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Conflict,Flying,French Culture,Helicopter,Horizontal,Mali,SittingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA French gunner sits in a Puma helicopter flying near Tessalit on March 17, 2013. A French corporal was killed tracking down jihadist fighters in their northern Mali mountain bastions, bringing to five the number of French deaths since Paris launched a military offensive in the country two months ago. Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on March 17, 2013 the 24-year-old soldier was killed and three of his comrades wounded when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb blast in the Ifoghas mountains, without saying when it happened. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)