Photos: Mali military battles Islamist insurgents
February 5th, 2013
07:48 AM ET

African forces enter northern Malian city

A force of 1800 Chadian soldiers has entered the northern Malian city of Kidal in an effort to secure it from Islamist rebels, the French Defense Ministry said in a statement today.

French forces had previously taken control of the airport in Kidal. France has nearly 4,000 troops in Mali.

Read more: French military says troops control airport in key Malian city


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  1. bob

    thats alot of troops

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