France deploys armoured vehicles towards northern Mali
[FRANCE24] France deployed a convoy of armoured tanks towards Mali's restive north from the capital Bamako on Tuesday, as part of an expanding joint Malian-French offensive to retake the region from Islamist rebels.
I've actually never laid eyes on an unarmored tank. Where do they get these people?
It's France24. AFP calls them "armoured vehicles", and has a photo so the reader can judge for himself.
Witnesses said hundreds of Malian and French troops in armoured vehicles were headed to Diabaly, a town 400 kilometres (250 miles) north of the capital that was seized by the rebels on Monday. Another convoy was seen leaving Bamako in a northerly direction.
Posted by: Fred 2013-01-16