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22 May 2013BAMAKO, Mali, May 22 (UPI) -- British Defense Secretary Phillip Hammond said he's seen key improvements in the ability of Malian forces to take on Islamic militants.
22 May 2013By David Lewis KOULIKORO, Mali (Reuters) - Under a blazing sun and the critical gaze of British and Irish instructors, a line of 11 Malian soldiers lie prone in the dust firing AK-47 rounds at targets, one-by-one. "One out of 10 - not very good," Captain Ibrahim Soumassa, commander of the Malian unit, tells one of the men. "We're at 25 meters. When we're at 100, it'll be difficult." A European ...
21 May 2013BRUSSELS, May 21 (UPI) -- Last week's donor conference for Malian reconstruction exceeded expectations set by leading delegates, Malian and European leaders said Tuesday.
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