France says ready to use armored vehicles in Mali

PARIS) - France is ready to pursue militants on the ground in Mali's north with armored vehicles in addition to the air strikes already under way, the chief of staff for the French armed forces said on Tuesday.
Admiral Edouard Guillaud said that light armored vehicles would be used if it proved necessary, adding that some such vehicles had arrived from the Ivory Coast.
"This is aimed at helping the Malian forces, which are still fighting," Guillaud told a news conference on the French intervention.