Chad Army: 13 Chadian Troops, 65 Islamists Killed in Mali

The military command in the African country of Chad says 13 of its soldiers and 65 Islamist rebels have been killed in a fierce battle in a mountainous region of northern Mali.

A brief military statement late Friday from the Chadian capital said the Chadian force also destroyed five vehicles in the Ifoghas region, near Mali’s border with Algeria. In addition, it said five Chadian troops were wounded.

Chad is part of an African force that is fighting with French and Malian troops against …