Chadian Forces Move to Secure Mali’s Kidal

Chadian soldiers have begun securing the Malian city of Kidal, which was the last major stronghold of Islamist militants in the country.

French officials Tuesday said about 1,800 Chadian soldiers have begun entering the city. The move comes about a week after French-led Malian forces took control of Kidal’s airport.

Earlier, a secular Tuareg rebel group, the MNLA, seized control of Kidal itself.

The French Defense Ministry says French airstrikes have hit 25 Islamist targets in northern …