Troops 'take Timbuktu airport'

PARIS. January 28. KAZINFORM French-led troops in Mali have taken control of the airport in the key northern city of Timbuktu, French military officials say.

The troops encountered no resistance as they headed towards the city, a senior officer with the Malian army told AFP news agency.

French and Malian troops have been pushing north in their offensive against Islamist rebels.

On Saturday, they seized Gao, the most populous city in northern Mali.

Source: BBC

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