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Jan 14, 2013 8:19 AM by Associated Press

France says Diabaly falls to Malian insurgents

PARIS (AP) - France's defense minister says that Islamist extremists have overrun Diabaly, a small town in central Mali where fighting in the four-day-old offensive continues to rage.

Jean-Yves Le Drian said Monday the rebels "took Diabaly after fierce fighting and resistance from the Malian army that couldn't hold them back."

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