Six killed in second day of fighting in Gao

The rebels attacked the north's largest town just days after French President Francois Hollande said Mali's sovereignty had almost been restored.

Six killed in second day of fighting in Gao

World Bulletin / News Desk

Six people were killed on Sunday in a second day of fighting between rebels and Malian and French forces in the northern Malian town of Gao, authorities said.

The rebels attacked the north's largest town just days after French President Francois Hollande said Mali's sovereignty had almost been restored.

It was the third major offensive there by rebels since the town was retaken by a French-led military operation in late January.

Mali's defence ministry said in a statement that at least four rebels were killed, as well as one Malian army soldier and a civilian adolescent. It said the fighting was over by midday on Sunday.

France has deployed some 4,000 troops to Mali, alongside a regional African force, in a nine-week assault.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Mart 2013, 09:11
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