France bombs Islamist targets

Independent Online 5 February 2013
By Marc Bastian

France said it carried out major air strikes on Sunday near Kidal, the last bastion of armed extremists chased from Mali's desert north in a lightning French-led offensive, after a whirlwind visit by President Francois Hollande.

An army spokesman said 30 warplanes had bombed training and logistics centres run by Islamist extremists overnight (continue reading...)