West African troops arrive in Mali to aid French mission




 
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West African troops arrive in Mali to aid French mission
 
January 18th, 2013  
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West African troops arrive in Mali to aid French mission
BAMAKO/SEGOU, Mali (Reuters) - The first West African regional forces arrived in Mali on Thursday to reinforce French and Malian troops battling to push back al Qaeda-linked rebels after seven days of French air strikes. A contingent of around 100 Togolese troops landed in Bamako and was due to be joined by Nigerian forces already en route. Nigerien and Chadian forces were massing in Niger, Mali's neighbor to the east. The scrambling of the U.N. ...




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