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French, Mali forces head toward Timbuktu

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SEVARE, Mali (AP) — French and Malian forces pushed toward the fabled desert town of Timbuktu on Sunday, as the two-week-long French mission gathered momentum against the Islamist extremists who have ruled the north for more than nine months. So far the French forces have met little resistance from the militants, though it remains unclear what battles may await them farther north. The...