Algeria has authorised French warplanes to use its airspace for bombing raids on neighbouring Mali, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Sunday.
France's Foreign minister Laurent Fabius arrives at the Elysee presidential palace on January 13, 2013 in Paris. Algeria has authorised French warplanes to use its airspace for bombing raids in neighbouring Mali, Fabius said on Sunday.
Fabius, who was speaking after French Rafale fighter jets bombed Islamist bases near Gao in northern Mali from their base in France, said Algeria's cooperation was indicative of the extent of international support for the intervention in Mali.
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