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Mali Pro-government Militias Seize Northern Town

Pro-government armed groups in Mali seized the northern town of Menaka from Tuareg separatists on Monday during fierce fighting, a spokesman for the group and a resident said. The clashes come after months of relative calm and risk derailing a fragile United Nations peace process that aims to settle the future of Mali's desert north, known by separatists as Azawad. The vast region has been hit by insurgencies over the last five decades, with rebels fighting for independence or a...

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