West African troops

In January 2012, an armed conflict broke out in northern Mali, which Tuareg rebels took control by April and declared the secession of a new state, Azawad. Ther

West African troops


30 January 2013 - 11:59 am

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In January 2012, an armed conflict broke out in northern Mali, which Tuareg rebels took control by April and declared the secession of a new state, Azawad. There was then a full scale military coup by the Mali military in March and fighting between Tuareg and Islamist rebels, the latter of whom later seized most of northern Mali. In response to Islamist gains, the French military launched Opération Serval in January 2013, intervening in the conflict. French and Malian troops enter Diabaly 17 hours ago. French and Malian troops take two key towns with little resistance as troops from Chad arrive in Mali. ... Senegal, Benin and six other West African nations are contributing to the African mission which is expected to take

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Tags: Mali, West African, resistance, troops, African mission, Islamist, gains