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MAP | Conflict in Mali

January 30, 2013

Several al-Qaeda linked rebel groups comprising of Islamist militants took control of the northern part of the African nation of Mali and led an insurgency against the Malian government, based in the capital, Bamako. In December 2012, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution authorizing military intervention in Mali.

France launched a series of air strikes and deployed ground troops, while several nations including Canada have offered military assistance. By the end of January 2013, French and Malian troops regained control of the last remaining urban strongholds of the Islamists in Mali.


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