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Mali campaign: French and Chad forces take last Islamist town

5 February 2013 Last updated at 23:23 GMT

Soldiers from France and Chad have entered the town of Kidal in northern Mali, the last major town held by Islamist militants.

The focus is now restoring long-term stability in the country, and allaying the fears of those worried the militants may be able to return.

Andrew Harding reports.