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Mali Wants Regional Military Force as Rebel Violence Surges

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Mali says it needs help from a special military force to prevent militants including allies of Islamic State in southern Libya from further destabilizing the country.

Islamist groups remain a “big concern” as the West African nation struggles to contain a surge in bombings and other attacks this year, Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop said in a May 19 interview in Accra, Ghana’s capital.