France wants to keep 1,000 soldiers in Mali permanently




 
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France wants to keep 1,000 soldiers in Mali permanently
 
April 6th, 2013  
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France wants to keep 1,000 soldiers in Mali permanently
By Adama Diarra and John Irish BAMAKO/PARIS (Reuters) - France has proposed keeping a permanent force of 1,000 French troops in Mali to fight armed Islamist militants, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday. Fabius, on a visit to Bamako, said France was pushing ahead with plans to reduce its 4,000-strong military presence from the end of this month but planned to keep a combat force in Mali to support a future U.N. peacekeeping mission. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called last week for the deployment of a U.N. ...




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