One of the two black boxes from the crashed Air Algerie flight has been sent to the Malian city of Gao for formal identification before being repatriated, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has said.
A French contingent of troops is based in the city, which is a government-controlled town.
The Air Algerie AH5107 flight crashed in the northern Mali desert killing all 116 people on board.
The Gossi region where the accident occurred, near the Burkina Faso border, is 100 miles south of Gao.
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