French forces launched several air strikes northern Mali to target rebels training centres 0402131
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|Monday, February 4, 2013, 08:54 AM|
|French armed forces launched several air strikes in northern Mali to target rebels training centres.|
French armed forces launched several air strikes, Saturday, February 2, 2013, overnight in the country's northern region which has been in hands of Islamist rebels since 10 months, spokesman for the French army said Sunday, February 3, 2013. Thirty jets targeted Islamist militants' training and communication centres around Tessalit - a mountainous area near the Algerian border.
A French fighter aircraft Rafale take-off for a combat mission over Mali.
Important air strikes... in north of Kidal and the Tessalit region" were taking place near Algerian border and where the presumed Islamist fighters were hiding after losing main Malian cities, French news channel BFMTV reported, citing Colonel Thierry Burkhard, spokesman for the French army.
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