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Mali: At least 50 Islamists killed

March 4, 2013

AT least 50 al-Qaeda-linked rebel fighters have been killed in recent days in clashes with French and Malian troops near the town of Gao in northern Mali, a Malian military source says.

“Fighting continues on Sunday morning some 60km north of Gao between Islamists and Malian troops supported by the French army. We have the situation under control,” said a Malian military source contacted by phone from the capital Bamako.


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