France, allies want special force for Mali U.N. mission




 
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France, allies want special force for Mali U.N. mission
 
March 12th, 2013  
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France, allies want special force for Mali U.N. mission
By John Irish and Michelle Nichols PARIS/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - France and its African allies want a heavily-armed force able to counter any resurgent Islamist threat in Mali as part of a United Nations peacekeeping mission, diplomats said. The United Nations is considering setting up a 10,000-strong force in the former French colony before presidential and legislative elections in July, a deadline a European diplomat described on Tuesday as "a race against time". U.N. ...




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