Jean-Yves Le Drian


French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian flanked by French army... NachrichtenfotoAdmiral - Beruf,Afrika,Bamako,Frankreich,Französische Kultur,Geben,Heer,Horizontal,Hubschrauber,Islam,Jean-Yves Le Drian,Konflikt,Konflikt in Mali 2012-2013,Kontrolle,Luftangriff,Menschen,Menschengruppe,Militärische Einsatzkräfte,Opfer,Paris,Pilot,Politik,Pressekonferenz,Soldat,Tod,Verteidigungsminister,Vor Publikum sprechenPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPFrench Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (R) flanked by French army chief of staff Admiral Edouard Guillaud, gives a press conference on January 12, 2013 in Paris about a French pilot, who was killed during a helicopter raid to prevent Islamist groups controlling northern Mali from advancing toward the capital Bamako. The raid was carried out on January 11 to support Mali ground troops in the battle for the key town of Kona. Backed by French air power, Malian troops on January 11 unleashed an offensive against Islamist rebels who, having seized control of the north of the country in March last year, were threatening to push south. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)