Friday, 11 January 2013

Mali's President asks the help of France for a military operation against Islamist rebels

Mali's president has asked France for help countering an offensive rebel groups who control the northern half of the country and are heading south. Mali has requested military aid from France after Islamists drove the army out of the northern town of Konna on Thursday, January 10, 2013, in the worst fighting the country has seen since militants took control of the north in April.
The Mali army attacked Islamist rebels with heavy weapons in the center of the country which divides the insurgent-held north and the government-controlled south, government officials said Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.
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