France, Mali secure Gao airport
Parts of the city still controlled by al-Qaida-linked fighters
Posted: January 27, 2013 at 4:36 a.m.
French and Malian troops regained control of the airport and bridge of the crucial northern city of Gao on Saturday, marking their biggest advance yet in their bid to oust al-Qaida-linked extremists who have controlled northern Mali for months, military officials said.
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