Monday, 1 April 2013

French and Malian soldiers have pushed back the rebels who has infiltrated the city of Timbuktu

Malian soldiers backed by French fighter aircraft have battled rebels in Timbuktu after they used a car bomb as cover to infiltrate the northern desert city, sources say. A Malian soldier and three rebel fighters were believed to have been killed in Sunday's fighting in the ancient Saharan trading hub 1,000km north of the capital Bamako.
French army soldiers with armoured vehicles VAB and VBL arrive in the city of Timbuktu to help Malian troops to fight the rebels infiltrated in the city.

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