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In the Sahel, a Counterterrorism Force Fights for More Than Funding

Dec 22, 2017 | 09:00 GMT
Malian soldiers outside the presidential palace in Bamako service the weapon on a military vehicle.

Malian soldiers outside the presidential palace in Bamako service the weapon on a military vehicle. 

(HABIBOU KOUYATE/AFP/Getty Images)

The French effort to bring security to the Sahel is getting a financial boost. French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed that the cash-strapped Group of Five (G5) Sahel Force will receive $180 million from Saudi Arabia and $35 million from the United Arab Emirates. The financial boost puts the force significantly...

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