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2013-01-15 Africa Subsaharan
France steps up Mali operation, Africans try to catch up
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Posted by tipper 2013-01-15 08:24|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [227 views ]  Top

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French triple troops in Mali, prepare for massive land assault as al-Qaida rebels gain ground
After a punishing bombing campaign failed to halt the advance of al-Qaida-linked fighters, France pledged Tuesday to send hundreds more troops into Mali as it prepared for a land assault to dislodge the militants occupying the northern half of the country.

The move reversed France’s earlier insistence on providing only aerial and logistical support for a military intervention led by African ground troops.
Posted by tipper 2013-01-15 18:07||   2013-01-15 18:07|| Front Page Top

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