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.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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