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Netherlands Will Reduce Role in Malian Peace Mission

The Dutch government said Friday that it would continue its peacekeeping mission in Mali in 2017 but would withdraw its helicopter contingent at the start of the year, leaving the United Nations struggling to find replacement aircraft. Canada was mentioned as a potential supplier of the helicopters after the United Nations first announced Dutch officials' intention to remove their helicopter forces in July. But Ottawa has not made a firm commitment. Germany, which is counting on...

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