Malian Forces Capture Timbuktu Airport



Author:
Jacky Rowland/AlJazeera English
Publisher:
AlJazeera English
Publication Date:
27 January 2013
Tags:
Mali, Arms and Military Affairs, Conflict, Peace and Security

French and Malian soldiers have captured Timbuktu airport as they continue to retake territory from al-Qaeda-linked rebels in Northern Mali. On Saturday, they claimed the city of Gao. Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland is with the troops and sent this update from the airport.