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ECOWAS aims to wrest north Mali from rebels

Meeting in Nigeria, West African bloc discusses deployment of 3,300 troops to region controlled by rebels.
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2012 08:05

The West African bloc known as ECOWAS is finalising a plan to retake northern Mali from Tuareg and Ansar Eddin, Unity and Jihad rebels.

At a meeting in Nigeria, the group asked the United Nations to back its plan to deploy a 3,300-strong force to the region.

Al Jazeera's Mohamed Adow reports from Abuja.

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