Mali conflict: French 'fighting Islamists in Diabaly'
In the first major ground operation in the conflict, French special forces were fighting alongside Malian troops.
Diabaly, 350km (220 miles) north of the capital Bamako, was captured by the rebels on Monday.
France intervened in Mali last Friday to try to halt the Islamists' push southwards towards the capital.
In a separate development, the chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court opened a war crimes investigation, focusing on acts committed since January 2012 in some northern regions of the country.
Hmm, this was a worthy article, pity more didn't comment on it. Apparently the Algerian problem is over, which was really only linked to French Mali attack on Al Quida as an afterthought by the terrorists.
Ah, I really see I got to put let my word recognition program results cool off, so the errors are more obvious such as "find" should be "fine"
It's interesting how Muslims handle Muslims, Algeria siege: 'Around 30' hostages unaccounted for. I think CBS reported this bloody incident is over. But this article does give a good overview of what happened and what was happening at the time it was written. I don't know if this will be over for another day or so?
I hope the French don't find Mali another Vietnam, and are able to conclude their military campaign quickly with a satisfactory outcome.