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Troops from a regional West African force will be in Mali within days, Nigeria says, to help a French intervention against Islamist rebels.
The force's commander, Gen Shehu Abdulkadir, confirmed the move to the BBC as West African military commanders met in Mali's capital, Bamako.
France has 750 troops in Mali and is expected to increase that to 2,500.
It began...published on January 15th, 2013 at 19:54