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Vol 53 No 25

Published 14th December 2012


Ructions over reconquest plan

Growing divisions among Mali’s politicians and military, as well as among foreign powers, will delay plans for an internationally backed intervention to oust jihadists from the north and may even cause the plan to be abandoned. The significance of these splits emerged this week after an ill-tempered debate at the United Nations Security Council on 10 December when France and the United States differed openly about the schedule and structure of the intervention.

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