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article image1,500 troops sent to retake rebel stronghold in Mali

By AFP     May 19, 2014 in World

Mali has sent 1,500 troops to retake the rebel stronghold of Kidal after Tuareg separatists staged a siege in local government offices, sparking a gun battle in which dozens of people were killed.

"Fifteen hundred Malian soldiers arrived in Kidal in the last 24 hours. They are continuing to come," a foreign military source told AFP.

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