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France's military operation in Mali in 'final phase'

French President Francois Hollande has said the fighting in Mali is entering its final phase, with French forces driving Islamist militants from their mountain hideouts.

His comments come as there are reports of more clashes in the far northeast of the country.

Denise Hammick reports.

  • 24 Feb 2013
  • From the section Africa
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