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French and Malian forces claim control of Timbuktu airport

Source:Xinhua Published: 2013-1-30 9:45:56

A photo released on Jan. 29, 2013 by French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows French troops enter with Malian soldiers the histotic city of Timbuktu, north Mali on Jan. 28, 2013. The Malian army with the backing of the French troops claimed control of the airport in the northern town of Timbuktu on Monday. (Xinhua/ECPAD)
A photo released on January 29, 2013 by French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows French troops enter with Malian soldiers the histotic city of Timbuktu, north Mali on January 28, 2013. The Malian army with the backing of the French troops claimed control of the airport in the northern town of Timbuktu on Monday. (Xinhua/ECPAD)


A photo released on Jan. 29, 2013 by French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows French troops enter with Malian soldiers the histotic city of Timbuktu, north Mali on Jan. 28, 2013. The Malian army with the backing of the French troops claimed control of the airport in the northern town of Timbuktu on Monday. (Xinhua/ECPAD)
A photo released on January 29, 2013 by French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows French troops enter with Malian soldiers the histotic city of Timbuktu, north Mali on January 28, 2013. The Malian army with the backing of the French troops claimed control of the airport in the northern town of Timbuktu on Monday. (Xinhua/ECPAD)


A photo released on Jan. 29, 2013 by French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows French troops enter with Malian soldiers the histotic city of Timbuktu, north Mali on Jan. 28, 2013. The Malian army with the backing of the French troops claimed control of the airport in the northern town of Timbuktu on Monday. (Xinhua/ECPAD)
A photo released on January 29, 2013 by French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows French troops enter with Malian soldiers the histotic city of Timbuktu, north Mali on January 28, 2013. The Malian army with the backing of the French troops claimed control of the airport in the northern town of Timbuktu on Monday. (Xinhua/ECPAD)


A photo released on Jan. 29, 2013 by French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows French troops enter with Malian soldiers the histotic city of Timbuktu, north Mali on Jan. 28, 2013. The Malian army with the backing of the French troops claimed control of the airport in the northern town of Timbuktu on Monday. (Xinhua/ECPAD)
A photo released on January 29, 2013 by French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows French troops enter with Malian soldiers the histotic city of Timbuktu, north Mali on January 28, 2013. The Malian army with the backing of the French troops claimed control of the airport in the northern town of Timbuktu on Monday. (Xinhua/ECPAD)


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