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Mali conflict: 'Many die' in Ifoghas mountain battle

Thirteen Chadian soldiers and 65 Islamist insurgents have been killed in heavy fighting in a remote part of northern Mali, Chad's military says.

It says Friday's clashes occurred in the Ifoghas mountains, where many militants are believed to be hiding.

Last month France led an operation to help oust Islamists who seized the vast northern region of Mali in 2012.

Peter Dobbie reports.

  • 23 Feb 2013
  • From the section Africa