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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:09 PM


UN authorizes military intervention in Mali


The UN Security Council has unanimously approved an African-led military force to intervene in Mali to combat hardline Islamists, terrorists and armed gangs ruling the northern part of the country. The international force will be given a one-year mandate which may later be extended. It will be allowed to use “all necessary measures.” The intervention was authorized after regional politicians failed to broker a political solution between the Islamist extremists and Tuareg rebels vying for control of northern Mali. A March 22 coup allowed Islamists, who are imposing Islamic sharia law, to take control of Mali's northern cities.

(That's all so far at the link.)

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