French, Malian troops secure rebel strongpoint near Gao




 
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French, Malian troops secure rebel strongpoint near Gao
 
February 17th, 2013  
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French, Malian troops secure rebel strongpoint near Gao
BAMAKO (Reuters) - French and Malian troops secured the north Mali town of Bourem on Sunday, tightening their control over areas where Islamist insurgents have been launching guerrilla attacks to harass the French-led military operation. "Bourem is a bastion of Islamists," said a military official from an African military contingent called AFISMA. African troops in this contingent are being deployed behind the French forward lines in the five-week-old intervention by Paris in its former Sahel colony. ...




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