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More than 60 Malian killed in Gao

French-army-pilot 400BAMAKO: More than 60 rebels were killed in their bases near the northern Malian city of Gao under intense bombardment by French air power, a security source and residents said on Monday.

 

Several residents reported the deaths, with one telling AFP by telephone: "At night, the rebels who were hidden in people's homes came out to collect their comrades' bodies."

 

A regional security source confirmed the reports.

 

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013