According to AFP, AbouDardar, the leader of one of Mali's rebel groups called Movement and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO), promised on Monday that the rebels would strike "at the heart of France" in response to its attacks on their bases.
When asked about where they would strike, Dardar said, "Everywhere, in Bamako, in Africa and in Europe."
On Sunday, French fighter jets pounded the rebel bases in the cities of Gao and Kidal in northern Mali.
At least five members of Ansar Dine, another rebel group in Mali, were killed during the French raid in Gao.
According to reports, French warplanes also launched an attack on the rebels' stockpiles of munitions and fuel in the town of Afhabo, about 50 km from Kidal. The area is a stronghold of Ansar Dine.