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4:33 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

France Comes To Former Colony's Aid To Oust Radical Islamists In Mali

Originally published on Fri January 11, 2013 6:11 pm

French President Francois Hollande announced on Friday that France has intervened militarily in the Saharan African nation of Mali, a former French colony, to stop any further advancement of Islamist extremist forces in the north of the country.