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Algeria mali france islamist hostages 5

Algeria mali france islamist hostages 5

A Malian National Guard stands near Mirages jets of the French army at the 101 airbase near Bamako during a visit of Malian president Dioncounda Traore to the French troops on January 16, 2013. France has deployed 700 troops in and around Paris, Interior Minister Manuel Valls revealed Tuesday in the latest indicator of mounting concern over potential reprisals for military intervention in Mali. Leaders of the militant Islamist groups under attack in the West African state have warned that France has "opened the doors of hell" by unleashing its warplanes and have called on fellow extremists to hit back on French soil.

ERIC FEFERBERG