France Confirms Death of Soldier During Peace-keeping Mission in Egypt, Along with 5 Americans and Czech National

Lt. Col. David E. Moulton, commander of the 1st Squadron,112th Cavalry Regiment, Texas National Guard, and Command Sgt. Maj. Bradley A. Sutton, the 1-112th senior enlisted adviser, roll and uncase their colors to signify the start of their mission at a transfer of authority ceremony on South Camp, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, March 8, 2020. The 1-112th assumes responsibility as the 67th rotational United States Army unit in support of the Multinational Force and Observers peacekeeping mission. (Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Eliverto Larios )

France confirmed on Thursday that one of its soldiers operating in the U.S.-led Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in the Egyptian Sinai had been killed in a helicopter crash, the presidency said in a statement.

Six Americans and a Czech national were also killed during the accident.

SOURCE: Reuters