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N. Mali Fighting Displaces Tens of Thousands

Tens of thousands of people are fleeing their homes in northern Mali as clashes escalate between pro- and anti-government armed groups. The U.N. refugee agency reports many of the newly displaced have seen their houses looted and burned and their shops and livestock pillaged. The number of internally displaced people in Mali, which had been going down, is again surging upwards. Before this recent escalation of fighting, 43,000 people had not returned to the homes they fled after civil...

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