France's French Army Chief of Staff Adm. Edouard Guillaud at the end of their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, for a Small Defense council meeting Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. French airstrikes overnight in Mali drove back Islamist rebels from a key city and destroyed a militant command center, the French defense minister said Saturday, as West African nations authorized the immediate deployment of troops to the country. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

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France's French Army Chief of Staff Adm. Edouard Guillaud at the end of their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, for a Small Defense council meeting Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.  French airstrikes overnight in Mali drove back Islamist rebels from a key city and destroyed a militant command center, the French defense minister said Saturday, as West African nations authorized the immediate deployment of troops to the country. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
France's French Army Chief of Staff Adm. Edouard Guillaud at the end of their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, for a Small Defense council meeting Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. French airstrikes overnight in Mali drove back Islamist rebels from a key city and destroyed a militant command center, the French defense minister said Saturday, as West African nations authorized the immediate deployment of troops to the country. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
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