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Posted by on Jan 26, 2013 in Environment, International | 0 comments

French-led Troops in Mali Seize Airport at Islamist Bastion

French-led troops in Mali seize airport at Islamist bastion (via AFP)

French-led troops Saturday seized the airport and a key bridge serving the Islamist stronghold of Gao in a stunning boost to a 16-day-old offensive on Al Qaeda-linked rebels holding Mali’s vast desert north. In a parallel pincer-like movement, battle-hardened troops from Chad and soldiers from Niger…