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Armed forces unite to reduce threat of terrorism in Mali

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Armed forces unite to reduce threat of terrorism in Mali

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France has released images from Mali of a joint operation between its forces, together with UN and Malian troops.

The French Ministry of Defence, said the new operation was aimed at keeping continued pressure on possible terrorist organisations.

The video shows soldiers searching houses and villages in an unnamed location

Thousands of French troops were dispatched to Mali in January 2013 to block an advance south by Islamists linked to al-Qaeda.