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UN approves Mali peacekeeping force

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(Globalpost/GlobalPost)

The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved sending a force of up to 12,600 troops and police to conflict-stricken Mali.

The United Nations is aiming for the force to take over from French and African troops on July 1.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130425/un-approves-mali-peacekeeping-force