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Despite French strikes, rebels in Mali close in

Posted: January 15, 2013 at 5:37 a.m.

Oumar Toure comforts his wife, French citizen Nicole Obre Toure, on Monday in Segou, central Mali, as she prepares to leave the nation where she has lived for 12 years.

Despite intensive aerial bombardments by French warplanes, Islamist insurgents grabbed more territory in Mali on Monday, including a strategic military camp, taking them much closer to the capital, French and Malian military officials said.

Mali rebels gain ground despite French fighting

Despite intensive aerial bombardments by French warplanes, Islamist insurgents grabbed more territory in Mali on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, and got much closer to the capital, French and Malian authorities said. (By The Associated Press)
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