Mali Islamists much stronger than expected: France

FILES - This photo taken on August 7, 2012, shows fighters from the Islamic group Ansar Dine in Kidal. France launched airstrikes on January 13, 2013, on a large Islamist rebel base in the northern region of Kidal, a security source said, the latest in three days of attacks by the former colonial ruler. AFP PHOTO / ROMARIC OLLO HIEN





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