Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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."

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