|undead||Date: Sunday, 13-January-2013, 8:40 PM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
The French airforce has stepped up action against Islamist fighters in Mali, where rebels have occupied the north of the country for the last nine months.
Several hundred French troops have also arrived in the country's capital city Bamako to help protect it.
Meanwhile West African states including Ivory Coast are preparing to send troops as an international campaign against the Islamists gathers pace.