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MALI UPDATE 3: Konna battle killed 'around 100' Islamists: Malian army

AFP , Saturday 12 Jan 2013
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Malian troops backed by French gunships killed around 100 Islamist fighters in the battle to recapture the key town of Konna, a senior officer told AFP Saturday.

"We have claimed dozens of casualties, even around 100 among Islamist ranks in Konna," said Lieutenant Ousmane Fane, from the regional command.

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