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URGENT ¥¥¥ Mali troops fire heavy weapons at Gao town hall

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(Globalpost/GlobalPost)

Malian soldiers on Friday fired rocket-propelled grenades at the town hall in Gao, where armed Islamist forces had been holed up the previous day during heavy fighting, an AFP journalist reported.

It was not immediately possible to determine whether Islamists were still active inside the building in the northern town. A Malian soldier earlier said "many" bodies of dead fighters wore explosives belts, both in the town hall and the nearby court house.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/urgent-mali-troops-fire-heavy-weapons-at-gao-town-hall