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Hollande vows to 'destroy the terrorists' in Mali intervention
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President Fran├žois Hollande has defended his country's military
intervention in Mali and hinted that French forces may go on the
offensive against the Islamists.

He was speaking during a visit to Dubai after French warplanes carried out a new wave of air strikes.

France already has 750 troops in Mali and wants to increase that number to 2,500.

asking what we will do to the terrorists if we find them? We'll destroy
them, make prisoners if possible and make sure they can't do any more
harm in the future. We are in an operation that is not simply to defend a
line. Which line by the way? There are no frontiers in Mali's
interior," the president said.

The French leader claimed
militants had not conquered Diabali but had taken refuge there for
protection. Reports said the town had faced a counter-attack launched
from the Mauritanian border. It is among the areas targeted

Added: Jan-15-2013 Occurred On: Jan-15-2013
By: CptSpaulding
World News
Tags: French, Airstrikes, in, Mali
Location: Mali (load item map)
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