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Malian Forces Retreat From Rebel-Controlled Kidal

Rebel forces control the northern Malian town of Kidal after pushing back government troops in heavy fighting. Government spokesman Mahamane Baby says that after several hours of combat Wednesday, Malian army forces were "weakened by problems of coordination and intelligence" and had to "retreat under fire."    He said rebels in Kidal were receiving support from "drug traffickers" and fighters with al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)....

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