Malian forces patrol Diabaly to reinforce presence

Mali's army chief Tuesday said his French-backed forces could reclaim the northern towns of Gao and fabled Timbuktu from Islamists in a month, as the United States began airlifting French troops to Mali. Malian forces patrolled Diabaly, about 400 kilometres Exception : '250 miles' has an invalid token. north of Bamako, to buttress their presence after rolling into the central town on Monday along with French forces and getting a red carpet welcome by locals. Duration: 01:33