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France confirms Mali intervention
2013-01-11
President Francois Hollande says French troops are taking part in operations against Islamists in northern Mali.

French troops "have brought support this afternoon to Malian units to fight against terrorist elements", he said.

Armed groups, some linked to al-Qaeda, took control of northern Mali in April.

Mr Hollande said the intervention complied with international law, and had been agreed with Malian President Dioncounda Traore. A state of emergency has been declared across the country.

The militants said on Thursday that they had advanced further into government-controlled territory, taking the strategic central town of Konna.
Posted by:tipper

#2  As per TELEGRAPH.UK, France repor has also now launched direct air strikes agz Al-Qaeda = AQIM targets in Mali.

* DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > TROOPS FROM NIGERIA, SENEGAL, FRANCE BACK MALI: ARMY.
Posted by: JosephMendiola   2013-01-11 22:23  

#1  Impossible. Al Qaeda is dead.
Posted by: swksvolFF   2013-01-11 17:58  

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