French Say They'll Secure Mali in Weeks

Just days after a fourth French soldier was killed, the country's defence minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, has warned that it could take several weeks and possibly more violent combats before northeastern Mali is fully secured.
  • Mali:  Weeks for French Troops to Secure North?

    Radio France Internationale, 11 March 2013

    The French Defence Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, believes it will take another three weeks for French troops to fully secure north-eastern Mali from Islamic militants, and warned... read more »

A French military operation in Mali.