Mali's next phase: French military rule

It’s going to be weeks or months before an African Union-backed military force can take shape. In the meantime, the north of Mali will be controlled by the French military.

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A Canadian C-17 on Jan. 27, ferrying French soldiers and equipment between France and Mali.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Thursday, 01/31/2013 12:21 am EST
Last Updated: Friday, 02/01/2013 9:58 am EST

As usual, a well-trained Western army has gone through a fierce-looking but virtually untrained force of African rebels like a hot knife through butter.

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