Yes, correct. The soldiers killed and the wounded one belonged to the 1er Régiment de Spahis based in Valence, south of Lyon, not to be confused of course with the city of Valencia in Spain (also called Valence in French).
1er RS, along with 1er REC, is one of the two light cavalry regiments of the 6e BLB (Brigade Légère Blindée, Light Armoured Brigade).
In WW2 the regiment (then called 1er Régiment de Spahis Marocains) fought with the Free French and received the Croix de la Libération (like the 13e DBLE and others).
• Brigadier-chef Thimoté Dernoncourt (left) was 32, single.
• Sergent-chef Émilien Mougin (right) was 31, with a civil partner and two children.
The wounded is the CO of the regiment Col François-Xavier Héon.
[Morts pour la France 🇫🇷] "Rendre hommage à nos soldats se passe en trois temps, tous aussi importants les uns que les autres.
Le premier se déroule avec ses compagnons d'armes, restés sur le territoire.
Le deuxième temps, c'est l'arrivée en métropole. C'est l'accueil de la communauté.
Le troisième marque les hommages de la Nation aux soldats qui ont combattu pour nos libertés."
Général d'armée Jean-Pierre Bosser, chef d'état-major de l'armée de Terre
French embassy in Burkina Faso attacked. Attackers neutralised !
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At least 24 victims, 5 westerners. 4 attackers neutralised. The attack was on the French embassy / and the Burkinabè Army HQ (État-Major général de l'Armée). Following media live!
Burkina Faso is south east of Mali and land locked = supplies / interventions,evacutations,can only be done by air or terrestre convoys
There was an explosion (maybe for diversion) then small arms fire. 24/28/30 dead (at least 5 westerners)....
The GISM claimed responsibility for the Burkina Faso attack.
He was the chef de corps at 2 REI (before the current one). Other than that, I don't know now about him. Source : Aumilitaire BTX
Needed an experienced officier, for a mission and sector of such importance. I guess it will be a stepping stone towards Général. 2 REI have produced many elite (the Gen currently commanding 6e BLB did a large part of his career at the “REAL 2” and BTX my auld capitain.