Mali in crisis as rebels take towns (2)

The Hindu 2014.05.24 04:42
Mali was in crisis on Friday after losing two northern towns including the rebel bastion of Kidal to Tuareg separatists, in a humiliating defeat that forced the government to call for an "immediate ceasefire." Around 20 Malian soldiers were killed and 30 wounded in fighting on Thursday that saw insurgents led by Tuareg rebels recapture the key northern town of Kidal, the Defence Minister said.
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