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    France pushing for African troops to join Mali fight

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    French air force jets have spent their fifth day bombing targets in support of a Malian government offensive against rebels in the north.Late on Tuesday Malian and French troops were trying to take back the town of Diabaly - close to the capital Bamako - after rebels seized it earlier.
    About 750 French soldiers are already in Bamako, and more are on the way.
    Nazanine Moshiri sent this report from the Malian capital.