U.S., Africa say Mali action counters growing Islamist threat




 
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U.S., Africa say Mali action counters growing Islamist threat
 
January 24th, 2013  
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U.S., Africa say Mali action counters growing Islamist threat
DIABALY/SEGOU, Mali (Reuters) - The United States and African leaders threw their full diplomatic weight on Wednesday behind a campaign to expel Islamist rebels from Mali, as French air strikes harried the al Qaeda-allied fighters in their strongholds. For nearly two weeks, French jets and helicopters have been hitting carefully selected targets around rebel-held Malian towns such as Gao and Timbuktu, while African troops gather for a planned ground offensive against the Islamist forces. ...




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