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Weapons handed over to Mali troops

Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 00:36

March 31 - Left over weapons from Islamist fighters are handed over to Malian troops. Julie Noce reports.

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Boxes of munitions and weapons have been discovered in northern Mali. They've been left behind by Islamist fighters-- driven out by French and Malian troops during and intervention to halt the advance by al Qaqeda linked rebels towards the capital Bamako. A military spokesperson said the supplies represent only a small percentage of what was found, the rest was unsuitable for re-use. The French, who began operations in Mali in January with 4,000 troops, say they will reduce troop numbers down to 2000 by the summer.

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Weapons handed over to Mali troops

Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 00:36