PanARMENIAN.Net – French and Malian infantry advancing opposite Islamist rebels in northern Mali have reached Timbuktu, a legendary Saharan trade city assigned final year by al Qaeda-allied fighters, a Malian infantry source pronounced on Sunday, Jan 27.
“They’ve left past Niafounke and given yesterday dusk are during a gates of Timbuktu,” a source, who asked not to be named, told Reuters in Bamako. The French and Malians had not so distant encountered any insurgency from a rebels during Timbuktu.
The source pronounced a advancing infantry had paused outward to ready a plan for entering a town, a intricacy of ancient mosques and monuments and mud-brick homes, and for flushing out any Islamist fighters who competence still be stealing inside.
The United States and Europe are subsidy a U.N.-mandated Mali operation as a counterstrike opposite a hazard of radical Islamist jihadists regulating a West African state’s
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