Mali crisis: militants killed as French fighter jets pound rebel camps

The Guardian 14 January 2013
By fua Hirsch and Nick Hopkins

Islamist militants are fleeing major towns in northern Mali after two days of air strikes by French troops, which sources say have left scores of rebels dead. French fighter jets have pounded insurgent training camps, arms and oil depots as the French defence ministry confirmed reports of Islamist deaths, together with at least 11 civilians including three children. (continue reading...)