Army moves into Kidal Mali

2013-02-01 00:18:44 GMT2013-02-01 08:18:44(Beijing Time)

French and Malian soldiers have entered the town of Kidal in the north Mali according to an official representative of the Malian army Suleiman Maiga.

According to him, the troops that have entered the city are a reconnaissance group sent in to prepare and survey the area before the entry of military forces.

Kidal was the last major city in the hands of the Islamists.

On Wednesday, the French and Malian troops occupied the airport of the city.


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