President François Hollande has defended his country’s military intervention in Mali and hinted that French forces may go on the offensive against the Islamists.
He was speaking during a visit to Dubai after French warplanes carried out a new wave of air strikes.
France already has 750 troops in Mali and wants to increase that number to 2,500.
“You’re asking what we will do to the terrorists if we find them? We’ll destroy them, make prisoners if possible and make sure they can’t do any more harm in the future. We are in an operation that is not simply to defend a line. Which line by the way? T...