Sunday, January 13, 2013

France says US is providing communications and transport help to Mali military intervention

France claimed new successes in its campaign to oust Islamist extremists from northern Mali on Sunday, bombarding the major city of Gao with airstrikes targeting the airport and training camps used by the al-Qaida-linked rebel group controlling the city.

France’s foreign minister also said the 3-day-old intervention is gaining international support, with communications and transport help from the United States and backing from Britain, Denmark and other European countries.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/hundreds-of-french-troops-drive-back-al-qaida-linked-rebels-in-battle-to-retake-malis-north/2013/01/13/34b2a080-5d52-11e2-b8b2-0d18a64c8dfa_story.html