French Troops Enter Mali, Confirm Intervention

_65236352_65236350So much for “cheese-eating surrender monkeys”. The war on terrorism is ratcheted up in Africa:

President Francois Hollande says French troops are taking part in operations against Islamists in northern Mali.

French troops “have brought support this afternoon to Malian units to fight against terrorist elements”, he said.

Armed groups, some linked to al-Qaeda, took control of northern Mali in April.

Mr Hollande said the intervention complied with international law, and had been agreed with Malian President Dioncounda Traore. A state of emergency has been declared across the country.

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Cheston Catalano Cheston Catalano is a Kentucky-based journalist whose work has been featured in the Chattanooga Times Free Press and the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. He is a long-time contributor to Liberaland.

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