February 23, 2013

Fighting continues in northern Mali desert

Tuareg militias on Saturday fought to wrest control of Mali’s northern desert region from Islamist rebels, while French forces were expected to receive support from US Predator drones in their northwards offensive.

Tuareg militias battled Arab rebels in northern Mali Saturday, while French jets, US drones and Chad's elite desert forces were also in action in a major push to stamp out resistance from pockets of Islamist fighters. Read more.

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Related,
- Heavy casualties in northern Mali fighting - Al Jazeera

Hollande: eindstrijd Mali begonnen - NOS
Wist je dat? Ontluisterende feiten over de oorlog in Mali - De Wereld Morgen

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