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French planes bomb Malian district capital of Gao

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 13, 2013 at 10:42 a.m.

— Three residents of the provincial capital of Gao in northern Mali said that French planes have bombed the city, hitting the airport, a building which served as the headquarters of the Islamic police and a militant base.

Abderahmane Dicko, a teacher, said that he heard the planes in the sky on Sunday between noon and 1 p.m. He said the bombs were dropped on specific locations in the city known to be occupied by the al-Qaida-linked rebels controlling the town.

The bombardment was confirmed by two other residents, Ahmadou Fneidy and Younouss Toure.

French President Francois Hollande authorized airstrikes over Mali on Friday, after the Islamists controlling the north pushed even further south, taking the town of Konna last Thursday.

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