Photos: Mali military battles Islamist insurgents
January 31st, 2013
06:41 AM ET

French military says troops control airport in key Malian city

In the latest blow to militants, the French military says it has seized the airport in Kidal, the last major town under rebel control in northern Mali.

If the forces secure the town, it will be the last major city in their sweep north to flush out Islamist militants in Mali, France's former colony.

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