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URGENT ¥¥¥ 1,800 Chadian soldiers securing Mali's Kidal: France

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About 1,800 Chadian soldiers have entered the northern Mali city of Kidal to "secure" what was the last stronghold of Islamist rebels, the French defence ministry said on Tuesday.

A ministry official said French forces, now numbering 4,000 in Mali, also took control and were securing the city's airport following paratrooper reinforcements.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/urgent-1800-chadian-soldiers-securing-malis-kidal-france