African Forces Will Be Left To Hang On To French Gains In Mali
By: Ofeibea Quist-Arcton //
January 30, 2013
The first phase of the French-led military intervention in the West African nation of Mali — to drive out Islamist fighters — appears to be over. Experts warn that most of the African force is not combat-ready for the desert, and is nowhere near prepared to take over from the French.
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