France sets up anti-Islamist force in Africa’s Sahel

France is to set up a new military operation in the Sahel region of northern Africa in an effort to stop the emergence of jihadist groups, BBC reports. About 3,000 French soldiers will be deployed, along with troops from Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Chad. On Monday France ended its military deployment in Mali, set... 
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Added July 14, 2014
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