Saturday, 12 January 2013

[Irish Times] Hollande sends troops into Mali as Islamists destabilise west Africa

Hollande sends troops into Mali as Islamists destabilise west Africa
... France intervened after Mali appealed for urgent military aid when Islamist fighters encroached further south, seizing the town of Konna on Thursday, bringing them within striking distance of Mopti, home to a military base and airport. ...