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Mali braced for military intervention amid fears it could become ‘next Somalia’ | guardian.co.uk

Up to 5,000 troops from the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) could be deployed in the coming days to combat Islamic extremists linked to the terrorist group Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim). Fighting between Islamist factions and government troops has threatened to plunge Mali into chaos and undermine the security of the entire West African subregion.

via Mali braced for military intervention amid fears it could become ‘next Somalia’ | World news | guardian.co.uk.

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