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# french-troops - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

France withdraws first batch of soldiers from Mali

The country will gradually pull its soldiers out of the country, leaving a permanent 1,000 strong-force to fight terrorism.

# french-troops - Friday 22 February, 2013

More suicide bombs hit Mali after battle that kills 20 Islamists

France sent in its troops in January to help the Malian army oust Islamist militants who last year captured the desert north of the country.

# french-troops - Thursday 7 February, 2013

France seeks Mali exit, handover to UN peacekeepers

France is keen to hand over the military burden as its forces continue to come under attack from rebels.

# french-troops - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Mali's president rules out talks with Islamists

Yesterday French troops entered the last Islamist stronghold of Kidal.

# french-troops - Monday 28 January, 2013

French-led troops surround fabled Timbuktu

The move by French troops follows the seizure of the city’s airport.