French Army Gearing up for Mali Offensive

Author:
Mohammed Adow/AlJazeera English
Publisher:
AlJazeera English
Publication Date:
20 January 2013
Tags:
Mali, Europe and Africa, Arms and Military Affairs, Conflict, Peace and Security

The French army is organising a troop deployment from the capital Bamako. Armoured vehicles have already been shelling Diabaly, around 400km north of the capital. Once the campaign there is over, it is expected the French will target rebels further east in Kidal, Konna and Gao. Al Jazeera's Mohammad Adow reports from Bamako