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Malian, French Forces Retake Towns

Digging In

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Digging In

French soldiers drink water as they prepare a security zone at Bamako airport on Jan. 23. A split emerged on Thursday in the alliance of Islamist militant groups occupying northern Mali as French and African troops prepared a major ground offensive aimed at driving al-Qaida and its allies from their safe haven in the Sahara.