Malian Troops Enter Rebel-Held Town Under Peace Deal

Mali’s army has entered a key rebel-held northern town, following a recent peace agreement.

Malian officials said Friday more than 150 soldiers entered Kidal, which had been controlled by ethnic Tuareg rebels.

The Reuters news agency reports that some supporters of the rebels gathered to protest the deployment, touching off scuffles with residents who support the return of Malian troops. It says U.N. troops who are stationed in the town helped to break up the protests.

Last month, …