France Launches Airstrikes in Mali

President Hollande says terrorists 'threaten us all'

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jan 11, 2013 6:39 PM CST

(Newser) – France launched airstrikes today to help the government of Mali defeat al-Qaeda-linked militants who captured more ground this week, dramatically raising the stakes in the battle for this vast desert nation. French President Francois Hollande said the "terrorist groups, drug traffickers, and extremists" in...   Read full story »

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