French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (right) speaks as Adm. Edouard Guillaud, the French army chief of staff, stands by during a press conference in Paris on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Mr. Le Drian said hundreds of French troops are involved in an operation that destroyed a command center of Islamic rebels in Mali. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Photo by: Thibault Camus

French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (right) speaks as Adm. Edouard Guillaud, the French army chief of staff, stands by during a press conference in Paris on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Mr. Le Drian said hundreds of French troops are involved in an operation that destroyed a command center of Islamic rebels in Mali. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)