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French, Malians secure Timbuktu, rebels claim to control Kidal

Updated: 2013-01-30 07:26
By Agencies in Sevare, Timbuktu, Mali ( China Daily)

French, Malians secure Timbuktu, rebels claim to control Kidal

A crowd cheers the arrival of French soldiers in Timbuktu, in northern Mali on Monday. Backed by French helicopters and paratroopers, Malian soldiers entered the city after al-Qaida-linked militants fled into the desert. Arnaud Roine / Ecpad via Associated Press

Tuareg fighters say they have taken northern city and some towns

French, Malians secure Timbuktu, rebels claim to control Kidal

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