French Forces Reach Timbuktu

Islamists on the retreat in northern Mali

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jan 28, 2013 12:03 AM CST

(Newser) – Ground forces backed by French paratroopers and helicopters took control of the airport and roads leading to the fabled desert town of Timbuktu in an overnight operation, a French military official says. The move marked the latest inroad by the two-week-old French mission to oust...   Read full story »

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