Mali army retakes town, Islamists flee French air raids




 
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Mali army retakes town, Islamists flee French air raids
 
January 19th, 2013  
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Mali army retakes town, Islamists flee French air raids
BAMAKO/MARKALA, Mali (Reuters) - Islamist rebels in Mali abandoned the central town of Diabaly on Friday after fleeing a French air strike, military sources said, while West African troops arrived in Bamako to take on the insurgents in Mali's north. France, warning that Islamist control over Mali's vast deserts and rugged mountains threatened the security of Africa and the West, had targeted Diabaly in an eighth day of air strikes to dislodge hardened al Qaeda-linked fighters there. "They (the Islamists) fled the town, dressed as civilians, early this morning. ...




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