posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 12:32 AM
According to Reuters French and Malian troops retook control of Timbuktu, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on Monday after Islamist rebel occupiers fled
the ancient Sahara trading town and torched several buildings, including a library holding priceless manuscripts :
Only 18 days after the French forces arrived to help the Malian army, troops entered Timbuctu helped by over 250 parachutists from the French foreign
legion and apparantly not 1 single shot was fired in the town as the terrorists fled to the mountains liberating the Malians from over 9 months of
Now the serious long drawn out part comes as they get down to some serious ferreting out in the mountains.
BFM news in France also declared that about 200 British troops will also be sent to Mali.
I guess this is going to be a long drawn out one!