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Mali Army Retakes Most of Northern Town

FILE - This file picture dated July 29, 2013 shows Malian soldiers patrolling in Kidal, northern Mali.
Mali's army retook strategic points in the contested northern town of Kidal on Tuesday without fighting with rebels who remain in control of a military camp and the governor's office, a military source and a witness said.

“All the [army] reinforcements have arrived and they have taken control of all the strategic positions in the town except the governor's office. We are just waiting for a political decision before moving onto the offensive,” a senior military source told Reuters.