French President Addresses Nation on Mali

Al Jazeera
Publication Date:
11 January 2013
Mali, Arms and Military Affairs, Europe and Africa

As France's president signals readiness for an intervention, Malian government forces launch a counter-offensive against al-Qaeda-linked rebels in the north of the country.  The Malian government is battling fighters in the town of Kona, 600km east of the capital.


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