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At Least 12 Dead in Mali as Soldiers End Standoff

Malian soldiers have raided a hotel in central Mali, freeing four hostages and ending a standoff with Islamist militants that left at least 12 people dead. The four rescued U.N. employees were two South Africans, a Russian and Ukraine, said U.N. mission in Mali spokeswoman Radhia Achouri. Defense officials said the rescue operation early Saturday was backed by French soldiers. The jihadists stormed the Byblos Hotel in Sevare, about 600 kilometers (375 miles) northeast of Bamako,...

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