French, Malian troops enter Malian town of Diabaly

DIABALY, Mali – French and Malian troops on Monday entered the central Malian town of Diabaly, which has been the theatre of airstrikes and fighting since being seized by Islamist fighters a week ago, an AFP journalist witnessed.

A convoy of about 30 armoured vehicles carrying some 200 French and Malian soldiers moved into the town at about 9am (local and GMT), without meeting resistance.(AFP)

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