The United Nations is seriously considering sending peacekeepers to Mail, according to one official with the global body.
“As you know, for any peacekeeping operation, we need the consent, the actual request of the host country,” said U.N. Undersecretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Herve Ladsous, in the UPI report.
France sent military forces into Mali — at Mali’s request — in January, to help fight off al Qaeda militants who were making inroads into the south, UPI reported. Mali’s government had already ceded control of the north to al Qaeda in 2012.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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