Military operations are underway by French armed forces to oust al-Qaida-linked rebels from the north of Mali. In a separate operation, French commandos also reportedly attacked an Islamist base in Somalia to try to rescue a French hostage. Host Scott Simon speaks with NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton.
France Aids Mali In Operation To Oust Militants
Sat, January 12, 2013 1:00pm
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