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First African forces moving to central Mali

In this picture dated Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 and released by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) French legionnaires of the 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment based in Orange, southern France, at Bamako airport, Mali. (AP Photo/Arnaud Roine, ECPAD)

PARIS: The first contingent of an African force being deployed in Mali has begun moving towards the centre of the country, where French troops are seeking to help Mali's army push back Islamist fighters, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Wednesday.

"A certain number of (African) forces have already started to move towards central towns," Fabius told a parliamentary committee.

 

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