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    Malian forces capture Timbuktu airport

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    French and Malian soldiers have captured Timbuktu airport as they continue to re-take territory from al-Qaeda-linked rebels in Northern Mali.

    On Saturday, they claimed the city of Gao.
     
    Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland is with the troops and sent this update from the airport.