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Weapons handed over to Mali troops

Sunday, Mar 31, 2013 - 00:36

March 31 - Left over weapons from Islamist fighters are handed over to Malian troops. Julie Noce reports.

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Boxes of munitions and weapons have been discovered in northern Mali. They've been left behind by Islamist fighters-- driven out by French and Malian troops during and intervention to halt the advance by al Qaqeda linked rebels towards the capital Bamako. A military spokesperson said the supplies represent only a small percentage of what was found, the rest was unsuitable for re-use. The French, who began operations in Mali in January with 4,000 troops, say they will reduce troop numbers down to 2000 by the summer.

Weapons handed over to Mali troops

Sunday, Mar 31, 2013 - 00:36

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