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Battle in Mali inflicts Chadian losses

FIERCE FIGHTING:Islamists driven out of urban centers like Timbuktu and Gao are fighting back in the inhospitable mountainous Ifoghas region of northern Mali

AFP, GAO, Mali

The French military reported on Friday that between 15 and 20 Islamists had died in the street clashes. Two French troops were slightly injured, while four Malian soldiers were also thought to have been wounded.

The UN said on Friday that it had “heard horrifying reports from the north of human rights violations, recruitment of children and rising sexual violence.”

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