Malian Rebels Take Town and Vow to Avenge French Attack | The New York Times

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“France now has more than 400 troops in Bamako, mainly to ensure the safety of French citizens and to send a signal to the Islamists, out of a total of 550 troops in Mali. The others, including some special forces, are in the town of Mopti in the south. It has also deployed Rafale jet fighters to attack rebel positions.” Full article here.

Also see: U.S. moves to bolster French military campaign in Mali | Los Angeles Times

And: [[http://][Canadian sending military transport plane to bolster France’s mission to Mali | The Globe and Mail ]]