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French warplanes are [continuing / continuation] their attacks on rebels in Mali. France's air force is now [targets / targeting] the last place that the rebels hold. A total of 30 jet fighters hit rebel [position / positions] in and near the northern town of Kidal. French soldiers took over Kidal airport on Wednesday, but rebel Tuareg soldiers still [controls / control] the town, which is close [to / at] the border with Algeria. French President Francois Hollande said he was [please / pleased] with the progress France has made [so / such] far. However, he warned that the fight was not yet [under / over] . He told reporters: "There is still a [whole / hole] part of the north that remains unconquered. There are terrorist groups concentrated in some areas of the country. There are still [risky / risks] of terrorism."

Mr Hollande [spent / spending] one day in Mali last week. He was warmly welcomed by large [crowding / crowds] in the desert town of Timbuktu. He also visited the [capitalize / capital] Bamako, where he told people that the rebel fighters had suffered big [lost / losses] in France's three-week campaign. The French president also [promised / promising] he would help Mali rebuild after the [conflict / conduct] is over. Mr Hollande said France would provide Mali with [aid / made] for buildings and roads. He also said Mali would get help to restore cultural and historical [sights / sites] that the rebels damaged. Hollande added that French troops would [leaf / leave] Mali after the government regains control of all its land. Once France leaves, a UN-backed African force will help [keep / kept] the peace in Mali.

 


 
 

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