Mali Crisis: French Withdraw Troops Amid Fears of Prolonged WarSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 19:28
Mali Crisis: French Withdraw Troops Amid Fears of Prolonged War
Published time: April 10, 2013 09:04
Edited time: April 10, 2013 12:30
France has withdrawn its first batch of 100 troops out of the 4,000 deployed in Mali as it prepares to hand over operations to a UN peacekeeping force, with 1,000 French troops to remain on the ground by the end of the year.
However, fears are mounting that Mali will become a drawn-out war, spilling into other regions and fueling terrorism.