French planes pound Islamist camps in northern Mali desert




 
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February 3rd, 2013  
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PARIS/BAMAKO (Reuters) - French warplanes pounded Islamist rebel camps in the far north of Mali, military sources said, hours after French President Francois Hollande visited the West African country. Thierry Burkhard, spokesman for the French army in Paris, said on Sunday the overnight raids targeted logistics bases and training camps used by the al Qaeda-linked rebels to the north of the desert town of Kidal. "These were important air strikes," Burkhard told Reuters. ...




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