Thomson ReutersJanuary 29, 2013 13:30
Jan 29 (Reuters) - TOP STORIES
DOUENTZA/GAO, Mali - French-backed Malian troops searched house-to-house in Gao and Timbuktu on Tuesday, uncovering arms and explosives abandoned by Islamist fighters, and France said it would look to hand over longer-term security operations to African troops.
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BEIRUT - At least 65 people, apparently shot in the head, were found dead with their hands bound in a district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Tuesday, activists said.