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François Hollande at his press conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris …
President François Hollande has categorically ruled out a French military intervention in Mali on Tuesday. France will not intervene “under any pretext” in the north of the country, currently under the control of Islamist militias.
At a press conference held to mark his first six months in office, Hollande pledged that Paris would only provide "logistical support" to the African nations that are set to intervene in Islamist-controlled northern Mali.