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French seize control of key Mali town of Diabaly

Published: 01.21.13, 16:06 / Israel News

French troops took control Monday of the Malian town of Diabaly, patrolling the streets in armored personnel carriers and inspecting the charred remains of a pickup truck with mounted machine gun left behind by the fleeing militants.


The armed Islamist fighters seized Diabaly a week ago but left after days of being pounded by French airstrikes, marking the first tangible victory by the French intervention forces. (AP)


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