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French continue strikes in Mali

France's defence ministry has said the country's military forces continued aerial strikes in northern Mali, just a few hours after a visit to the country by President Francois Hollande.

French troops bombarded Islamist sites in Kidal and Tessalit in northern Mali overnight from Saturday into Sunday, according to a defence official.

The official said: "(The strikes) were targeting logistical arms and fuel depots near the Algerian border."

He could not confirm that the latest attacks also targeted armed Islamist training camps.

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