, Tue 29 Jan, 03:22 am
Residents of Gao and Timbuktu in Mali's northern region have expressed relief after French and Malian forces recaptured the towns from rebel fighters.
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UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 28 January 2013
Residents of Gao and Timbuktu in northern Mali expressed relief after French and Malian forces re-took the towns from Islamist militia, but said they faced an enormous task in rebuilding the cities.
Tunis Afrique Presse (Tunis), 28 January 2013
French-led troops in Mali have taken control of the airport in the key northern city of Timbuktu, French military officials say.