Keyword: battle

France commemorates centenary of Battle of Verdun

About 30 million shells were fired in the WW1 battle in NE France which, over 300 days, left an estimated 800,000 soldiers dead, wounded or missing.

Mali conflict: 'Many die' in Ifoghas mountain battle

Chad military says 13 Chadian soldiers and 65 Islamist insurgents have been killed in heavy fighting in the remote part of northern Mali.

France, Russia draw old swords at 1812 battle

Mounted French and Russian actors recreate the 200-year-old Battle of Borodino at the gates of Moscow that led to the fall of Napoleon.