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Chad accuses U.N. of neglecting its peacekeepers in Mali

Sep 20, 2014    

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) Chad's government accused the United Nations' peacekeeping mission in Mali on Friday of failing to relieve its contingent in the country's volatile north and neglecting to support it, a day after five Chadian soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb.The mission, known as MINUSMA, was deployed last year after a Frenchled military intervention drove out al Qaedalinked Islamist fighters, who had seized the north a year earlier. Pockets of insurgents remain, however, and the Kidal region has seen a steep rise in attacks and landmine explosions targeting both U.N. troops and civ...

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