Ministers Attend Cabinet Meeting as French Military Intervenes Against Malian Islamist Rebels


French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault followed by France's Foreign... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Africa,Conflict,Crisis,Elysee Palace,Flag,Following,Foreign Minister,France,French Culture,Government,Horizontal,Jean-Marc Ayrault,Laurent Fabius,Leaving,Mali,Meeting,Palace,Paris - France,Politics,Prime MinisterPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPFrench Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault (foreground) followed by France's Foreign minister Laurent Fabius (L) leave the Elysee presidential palace on January 13, 2013 in Paris after a defence council focused on the situation in Mali. French forces carried out airstrikes in Mali today for a third straight day and extended their bombing campaign to the northern strongholds of Islamist forces they are trying to drive out of the centre of the country. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)