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France expands airstrikes in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali — France claimed new successes in its campaign to oust Islamist extremists from northern Mali on Sunday, bombarding the major city of Gao with airstrikes targeting the airport and training camps used by the Al Qaeda-linked rebel group controlling the city.

France’s foreign minister also said the three-day-old intervention is gaining international support, with communications and transport help from the United States and backing from Britain, Denmark, and other European countries.

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