URGENT ¥¥¥ French, Chadian troops at far north of Mali: sources

French and Chadian troops arrived late Thursday at the town of Aguelhok, 160 kilometres (100 miles) north of Kidal, near Mali's border with Algeria, Malian sources said.

"French and Chadian soldiers have left Kidal and are currently patrolling in Aguelhok," Malian Captain Aliou Toure told AFP, information confirmed by an official with the administration in Kidal.