French Ground Forces Battle Malian Rebels

French soldiers have engaged in their first ground combat with Islamist fighters after days of air strikes, as African troops arrive in Bamako.

VIDEO: Malian Army Secures Central Town of Konna

VOA's Ndimyake Mwakalyelye talks to VOA's Idrissa Fall, in Mali, about the Malian army re-taking control of the central town of ... see more »

French army helicopters in the Malian desert.