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French take last rebel stronghold mali hollande visit

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French troops secured the town of Kidal, the last main rebel stronghold in Mali.
Four men, three from France and one from Mali, have been charged with criminal association with a terrorist enterprise.
French take last rebel stronghold mali hollande visit

French legionnaires who parachuted onto Timbuktu on January 28, 2013 to recapture the northern Malian desert city walk on January 30 at Timbuktu airport to board a plane to return to their base in Abidjan. French troops on January 30 entered Kidal, the last Islamist bastion in Mali's north after a whirlwind Paris-led offensive, as France urged peace talks to douse ethnic tensions targeting Arabs and Tuaregs.

ERIC FEFERBERG