Saturday, 23 February 2013

A dozen of Chadian soldiers were killed in Mali during fighting against Islamist rebels

More than a dozen Chadian soldiers died Friday, February 22, 2013, in a fighting in northern Mali which also killed 65 al Qaida-linked Islamist rebels, the Chadian army said. The casualties were the heaviest for African and French troops since the start of their military campaign against the Malian rebels, which hold the northern part of the Western African country.
Chadian soldiers hold up their weapons as they cheer next to tanks and army vehicles ahead of their deployment in Mali.

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