Nightly News   |  January 14, 2013

Mali Islamist rebels seize town despite French fighting

Al Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels in Mali have promised to drag France into an Afghanistan-style war. They've launched a counteroffensive after four days of French air strikes on their northern strongholds. There are reports the Islamists have seized control of Diabaly a town 250 miles north of the capital Bamako.  Jonathan Miller Channel Four Europe reports.

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