Chadian Forces Secure Malian City of Kidal

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

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

The French defense ministry said airstrikes have hit 25 Islamist targets in northern Mali in recent days.

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France, which launched its Mali intervention last month, has announced plans to gradually …