France launches 'tough' ground offensive against Mali's Islamist rebels

worldnews.nbcnews.com - 16 January 2013 - From Bate Felix and Alexandria Sage

BAMAKO, Mali — French troops launched their first ground operation against Islamist rebels in Mali on Wednesday in a crucial action to dislodge al-Qaida-linked fighters who have resisted six days of airstrikes. (continue reading...)

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