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Mali Crisis: French Withdraw Troops Amid Fears of Prolonged War

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France has withdrawn its first batch of 100 troops out of the 4,000 deployed in Mali as it prepares to hand over operations to a UN peacekeeping force, with 1,000 French troops to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.

Read more: http://rt.com/news/mali-french-troops-conflict-605/