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    UN to send peacekeeping force to Mali

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    by euronews (in English)

    The United Nations Security Council has unanimously approved the creation of a 12,600-strong peacekeeping force in Mali, due to deploy on July 1st.

    The resolution authorises it "to take active steps to prevent the return of armed elements" to the northern areas of the country.

    The force will also aim to rebuild the Malian police as well as disarm former combatants.

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