first published on March 26, 2020 by Will
A French news video shows Legionnaires chasing and gunning down ISIS militants in the Sahel region of Africa.
— Régis Le Sommier (@LeSommierRgis) March 26, 2020
After repeated deadly attacks against local military forces, France deployed over 5,000 troops to crush the insurgency. The French forces have killed about 80 ISIS fighters in the last three weeks.
From the video we can see the Legionnaires conducting a standard combat patrol. They soon come under direct fire by Islamic State militants that will learn the hard way exactly who they are messing with.
The turret gunner’s weapon system malfunctions at the most inopportune time and he quickly switches to his primary weapon. The news agency edits out the actual killing of the rebels, but through blurred blobs in a longer video on their website, we can see two dead and bloody terrorists. Job well done.