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French forces claim success against Mali militants

French soldiers at the Malian city of Diabaly Photo: ITV News

The French mission in Mali to prevent an advance by Islamic extremists who have taken over the north of the country - has achieved one of its objectives.

It has recaptured the strategic city of Diabaly from Islamist rebels.

ITV News' Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports from Mali on what it was like for the people of Diabaly living under their rule.