French Troops Seize Final Mali Rebel Stronghold
January 30 , 2013
French troops have seized the final rebel stronghold in northern Mali, the city of Kidal. According to a French Armed Forces spokesperson, the airport of Kidal was taken by French troops but the operations will be continued. Though it is unclear if Malian troops were with the French in this phase, it seems that the French stormed the town which was under the control of the Tuareg MNLA after the Islamist terrorists had abandoned it earlier this week. Gao and Timbuktu airports had been previously captured by French forces in Mali.
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