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French encircle key Malian town of Diabaly

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BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — French troops encircled a key Malian town on Friday to stop radical Islamists from striking closer to the capital, a French official said. The move to surround Diabaly came as French and Malian authorities said they had retaken Konna, the central city whose capture prompted the French military intervention last week. The United Nations warned that some 700,000...