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Hollande makes flying visit to French aircraft carrier hitting Syria

French President Francois Hollande has made a flying visit to the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, on station in the eastern Mediterranean. It is

French President Francois Hollande has made a flying visit to the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, on station in the eastern Mediterranean. It is

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France faced with long and costly CAR mission

The Central African Republic has been in turmoil since a March coup d’etat overthrew President Bozizé. Following this coup, the country slipped to

The Central African Republic has been in turmoil since a March coup d’etat overthrew President Bozizé. Following this coup, the country slipped to

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French troops continue struggle for control of Bangui

French soldiers are continuing their mission on the front line in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic. Troops are patrolling

French soldiers are continuing their mission on the front line in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic. Troops are patrolling

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French army restores some stability in the Central African Republic

French troops have arrested several suspected gunmen as part of their mission to disarm rival Muslim and Christian fighters in the Central African

French troops have arrested several suspected gunmen as part of their mission to disarm rival Muslim and Christian fighters in the Central African

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French military mission underway in Central African Republic

France say it’s UN-backed military operation is underway in the Central African Republic (CAR). The former French colony has slipped into chaos

France say it’s UN-backed military operation is underway in the Central African Republic (CAR). The former French colony has slipped into chaos

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Disgraced French General Aussaresses dies

A retired French General, infamous for defending the use of torture during Algeria’s War of Independence, has died aged 95. Paul Aussaresses was

A retired French General, infamous for defending the use of torture during Algeria’s War of Independence, has died aged 95. Paul Aussaresses was

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UN to send peacekeeping force to Mali

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously approved the creation of a 12,600-strong peacekeeping force in Mali, due to deploy on July 1st

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously approved the creation of a 12,600-strong peacekeeping force in Mali, due to deploy on July 1st

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France confirms death of al Qaeda's Abou Zeid in Mali

France says it can confirm “with certainty” that one of al Qaeda’s most senior commanders has been killed in a military operation in Mali. Abou

France says it can confirm “with certainty” that one of al Qaeda’s most senior commanders has been killed in a military operation in Mali. Abou

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Fourth French soldier killed in Mali fighting

A fourth French solider has died in fighting against Islamist rebels in Mali. The soldier, a sergeant from the 68th African artlllery regiment, was

A fourth French solider has died in fighting against Islamist rebels in Mali. The soldier, a sergeant from the 68th African artlllery regiment, was

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French soldier dies in Mali fighting

A third French soldier has been killed in northern Mali fighting along side African troops. The joint force is hunting down pockets of al-Qaeda

A third French soldier has been killed in northern Mali fighting along side African troops. The joint force is hunting down pockets of al-Qaeda

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Mali fighting causes widespread damage in Gao

In the northern Malian town of Gao, heavy fighting to oust Islamists has devastated a wide area around the City Hall. About 15 rebels were killed

In the northern Malian town of Gao, heavy fighting to oust Islamists has devastated a wide area around the City Hall. About 15 rebels were killed

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13 Chad soldiers killed in French-led offensive Mali offensive

Thirteen soldiers from Chad have died while fighting in northern Mali. It is the largest death toll on side of the French and African troops

Thirteen soldiers from Chad have died while fighting in northern Mali. It is the largest death toll on side of the French and African troops

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French soldier killed in Mali receives Legion of Honour

A French soldier killed in Mali has been posthumously awarded the Legion of Honour, France’s top military medal at the Invalides war memorial in

A French soldier killed in Mali has been posthumously awarded the Legion of Honour, France’s top military medal at the Invalides war memorial in

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Heavy gunfire erupts in northern Mali town

Heavy gunfire and running street battles between Malian troops and suspected Islamist insurgents erupted in the town of Gao only hours after a foiled

Heavy gunfire and running street battles between Malian troops and suspected Islamist insurgents erupted in the town of Gao only hours after a foiled

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Second suicide attack in Mali

Forces have foiled an attempted suicide attack in Mali. It happened in the north of the city of Gao as the bomber approached a checkpoint, the second

Forces have foiled an attempted suicide attack in Mali. It happened in the north of the city of Gao as the bomber approached a checkpoint, the second

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French forces advance in north Mali, security fears near Gao

French and African forces have been patrolling the northern Malian town of Tessalit, the latest to be seized from Islamist control. During the

French and African forces have been patrolling the northern Malian town of Tessalit, the latest to be seized from Islamist control. During the

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France's President Hollande to visit Mali

The French President Francois Hollande is on his way to Mali tonight in support of French and Malian troops engaged in battle against Islamist

The French President Francois Hollande is on his way to Mali tonight in support of French and Malian troops engaged in battle against Islamist

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Malian troops prepare to enter Kidal

In Mali, troops have arrived at the outskirts of Kidal, one of the final rebel strongholds in the West African country. France says its two weeks

In Mali, troops have arrived at the outskirts of Kidal, one of the final rebel strongholds in the West African country. France says its two weeks

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Mali "not over by any means" says US analyst

Alasdair Sandford, euronews: Joining us from Washington is Professor Chester Crocker of Georgetown University. He served as Assistant Secretary

Alasdair Sandford, euronews: Joining us from Washington is Professor Chester Crocker of Georgetown University. He served as Assistant Secretary

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French soldiers reportedly take Kidal in Mali

French soldiers have reportedly taken control of the airport in Kidal. Along with Gao and Timbuktu, it is the third large town in the north of Mali

French soldiers have reportedly taken control of the airport in Kidal. Along with Gao and Timbuktu, it is the third large town in the north of Mali

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Mali: Cultural crimes uncovered as Timbuktu is secured

Malians may be celebrating the liberation of Timbuktu, however some could be mourning the loss of artefacts destroyed by the Islamist rebels as they

Malians may be celebrating the liberation of Timbuktu, however some could be mourning the loss of artefacts destroyed by the Islamist rebels as they

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Mali: celebrations in Timbuktu as French-led troops arrive

Crowds cheered on the streets of Timbuktu after French-led forces entered the historic city. The Islamic militants who had been controlling it

Crowds cheered on the streets of Timbuktu after French-led forces entered the historic city. The Islamic militants who had been controlling it

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French and Malian troops seek to secure Timbuktu

Timbuktu airport has been seized and secured by French and Malian troops. Backed by airpower around 1200 soldiers have now launched an offensive to

Timbuktu airport has been seized and secured by French and Malian troops. Backed by airpower around 1200 soldiers have now launched an offensive to

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Timbuktu airport seized by French led troops.

French and Malian troops have surrounded Timbuktu and are aiming to secure the city after seizing the airport. A senior military officer reported

French and Malian troops have surrounded Timbuktu and are aiming to secure the city after seizing the airport. A senior military officer reported

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Mali: Foreign troops move in on Timbuktu

People living in Gao in northern Mali are celebrating after Islamist militants have been driven out of the town. The rebels continue to be pushed

People living in Gao in northern Mali are celebrating after Islamist militants have been driven out of the town. The rebels continue to be pushed

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Mali: French jets destroy home of rebel leader

In Mali, French fighter bombers have destroyed the home belonging to the leader of an Islamist group linked to al-Qaeda. Jets attacked positions

In Mali, French fighter bombers have destroyed the home belonging to the leader of an Islamist group linked to al-Qaeda. Jets attacked positions

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French-led troops seize Islamist stronghold in Mali

French-led troops in Mali have secured the airport in the northern town of Gao. The French Defence Ministry confirmed that an important bridge has

French-led troops in Mali have secured the airport in the northern town of Gao. The French Defence Ministry confirmed that an important bridge has

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French and Malians close in on Gao

French and Malian troops say they have taken the airport at Gao, some six kilometres from the city, and its bridge over the river Niger. Gao is the

French and Malian troops say they have taken the airport at Gao, some six kilometres from the city, and its bridge over the river Niger. Gao is the