FILE - This file picture dated July 29, 2013 shows Malian soldiers patrolling in Kidal, northern Mali.
FILE - This file picture dated July 29, 2013 shows Malian soldiers patrolling in Kidal, northern Mali.
BAMAKO - 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.