CNN reports French President François Hollande’s announcement Friday that French troops have begun to aid Malian military forces in their flagging resistance against Islamists who have seized the northern part of the country:
“French military forces have brought their support to the Malian forces this afternoon to fight against these terrorist elements,” said Hollande, speaking from the Elysee Palace in Paris. “This operation will last as long as it is necessary. I will regularly inform the French people about its course.”
For a quick primer on the brewing situaion in Mali, pick up Roger Kaplan’s report in the last issue of The American Spectator.
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