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    UN takes command of Mali troops ahead of elections

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    Putting on their blue berets, the African soldiers that helped France take back northern Mali from al-Qaeda linked rebels have transformed into a UN peacekeeping force.

    The transfer of command means 6,000 West African troops come under UN command, with final force figures of almost 13,000 expected by December.

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