A Swedish instructor watches as Malian soldiers practice arming their weapons in the village of Koulikoro, outside Bamako, Mali. In preparation for the final pullout of French troops from Mali, a European Union team has started training Malian soldiers to battle jihadists. (Associated Press)

A Swedish instructor watches as Malian soldiers practice arming their weapons in the village of Koulikoro, outside Bamako, Mali. In preparation for the final pullout of French troops from Mali, a European Union team has started training Malian soldiers to battle jihadists. (Associated Press)