February 1, 2013

Mali’s neighbors take steps to keep al Qaida militants from escaping

The loose coalition of Islamist fighters that held northern Mali for most of last year now have fled before a French-led assault on their strongholds. Most have simply disappeared, without offering any resistance. That’s disconcerting news for Mali’s desert neighbors, which are seeking ways to make sure the Islamists don’t a find a new haven within their borders.

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