My Way News - French capture Islamists' last major Malian town
My Way News reports: "French forces met no resistance Wednesday in Kidal, the Islamists' last
major town, as the two-week-old mission scored another success in its
effort to dislodge the al-Qaida-linked militants from northern Mali. The
capture of Kidal came just days after French and Malian forces retook
two other provincial capitals - Gao and Timbuktu - that also had been
under harsh Islamic rule for nearly 10 months. [...] There are 3,500 French troops involved in the operation and 2,900 Africans, according to the latest figures from the French Defense Ministry."