Mali crisis: French troops enters Diabaly

The French army made major inroads in the city of Daibaly, from where Islamists started to flee just a week after they captured it.

French troops launch ground assault in Mali

French troops on Wednesday began the latest round of operations against radical Islamists by launching a ground assault in Mali.

French lead all-night bombing campaign in Diabaly

French forces led an all-night aerial bombing campaign to wrest control of a small Malian town from armed Islamist extremists.