French troops deploy in last of Mali rebel strongholds




 
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French troops deploy in last of Mali rebel strongholds
 
January 30th, 2013  
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French troops deploy in last of Mali rebel strongholds
DOUENTZA, Mali (Reuters) - French troops took control on Wednesday of the airport of Mali's northeast town of Kidal, the last urban stronghold held by Islamist rebels, as they moved to wrap up the first phase of a military operation to wrest northern Mali from rebel hands. A three-week ground and air offensive by French forces aimed at initially ending a 10-month Islamist rebel occupation of major towns is expected to eventually hand over to a larger African force. The Africans' task will be rooting out insurgents hiding in the desert and mountains near Algeria's border. ...




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January 31st, 2013  
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Oh goody, now we can all go home for tea and medals.
 


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