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Mali aid offers pour in; Army chief sets sights on Timbuktu

Jan 23, 2013 - 10:25 AM

Mali s army chief Tuesday January 22 said his French backed forces could reclaim the northern towns of Gao and fabled Timbuktu from Islamists in a month as more offers of aid poured in for the offensive

A French soldier deployed near city of Diabaly keeps post from a machine gun mounted vehicle on January 22, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO