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    Inside Story - Is Mali's conflict a threat for the region?

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    Al Jazeera English

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    Tensions rise in northern Mali after al-Qaeda-linked fighters seized control of the area where the Tuareg National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) recently declared an independent state. Just what does this mean for the region? Will the conflict spill over to the neighbouring countries? Is a military intervention by regional powers an option?