France says it has 'neutralised' nearly 200 jihadists in Sahel

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French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says some important leaders are among those killed or captured, mostly in Mali and Niger.

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French forces have either killed or captured nearly 200 jihadists in the Sahel region of west Africa in the past year, French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Sunday, reports Yahoo! News.