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Feb 20, 2013 ... France's intervention in Mali has so far succeeded, but expelling Islamist militants was the easy part. Now Paris must turn its tactical ...


Feb 26, 2013 ... (MORE: Mali's War: After Surging into Islamist-Held North, Will France Retreat?) Over the past two weeks, French commandos have engaged in ...


Jan 24, 2013 ... When France entered the world's newest war against terrorism, French officials boldly ... With no clear exit strategy, the French are encountering a host of problems: ... The Malian army, which France sought to bolster with its action, has been .... “It's because [the Islamists] wear their pants short and so do we.


Jun 29, 2017 ... President Emmanuel Macron heads to Mali on Sunday to throw France's weight behind a new West African military force he hopes will lay the basis for an exit strategy ... "They don't have the option that they had in CAR (Central African ... whose troops are considered the most battle-hardened in the region ...


Sep 2, 2013 ... But Africa's latest war is likely to entail a long stay for France with an exit strategy that will depend largely on allies who have yet to prove they ...


Jul 1, 2017 ... But while he may be hoping for an exit strategy for French troops, that ... This will be Macron's second trip to Mali, where France has been .... “There are grievances that are driving the conflict that have to be addressed.”.


Jun 12, 2016 ... Militants have killed 68 U.N. peacekeepers in Mali in the past three years, but ... militants in northern Mali—but that more boots on the ground will not provide a ... France still deploys more than 3,000 troops across five countries in the ... in January was a good sign—“it's always good to have an exit strategy.


Mali, the international community did not act to resolve it for nearly ten months, which allowed. Islamists ... But the conflict in Mali and the French intervention have wider implications not only ... and France's national security and strategic interests at home and abroad. ..... Mali for a long time and without an exit strategy. The.


The war in Mali broke out on 11 January 2013 in the form of an out-of-the- blue French offensive ... in spring 2012 proclaimed to have set up an independent territory called. Azawad in the ... of France, the country is desert and scrub in the north, and savannah and ..... The question of the exit strategy is no less com- pelling to ...