Sunday, March 31, 2013

Fighting erupts after car bombing in Mali

Malian soldiers backed by French fighter jets battled Islamist rebels in Timbuktu on Sunday after insurgents used a car bomb as cover to infiltrate the northern desert town overnight, sources said.

The French-led offensive in Mali has pushed a mix of Islamists out of their northern strongholds and remote mountain bases but the militants have hit back with several suicide attacks.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/31/us-mali-rebels-idUSBRE92U02E20130331