French troops repel Mali rebels
Africans speed up intervention
Posted: January 13, 2013 at 4:07 a.m.
The battle to retake Mali’s north from the al-Qaida-linked groups controlling it began in earnest Saturday after hundreds of French forces deployed to the country and began aerial bombardments to drive back the Islamic extremists.
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