BAMAKO (AFP) - Malian troops swept Timbuktu for remaining extremist fighters after a weekend battle that left seven dead and forced France to dispatch reinforcements and fighter jets to help Mali’s army. By late Sunday relative calm had been restored, after Islamist militants used the chaos created by a suicide bombing Saturday night to infiltrate the city and engage French and Malian troops in a day-long battle that left four more rebels, a soldier and a civilian dead. “For the moment it’s calm in Timbuktu. We have the situation under control,” a Malian officer told AFP. “Our team on the ground is sweeping (the city) and checking whether any jihadists are still active or not.”