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- Author: Gerald Hainzl
- Publication Date: 04-2013
- Content Type: Policy Brief
- Institution: The Geneva Centre for Security Policy
- Abstract: On 11 January 2013, France initiated an intervention in Mali in order to stop rebel and Islamist fighters marching towards the capital Bamako. Exactly one month later, on 11 February, French President François Hollande claimed victory against Islamist insurgents. On 18 February, a group of seven tourists was kidnapped in Cameroon, near the Nigerian border, by Ansaru, a militant group loosely affiliated to the Nigerian group Boko Haram. One day later, a French soldier was killed in a clash with Islamist fighters in the mountainous region in Northern Mali. France originally planned to leave Mali in March 2013, but has since extended its commitment.
- Topic: Security, Defense Policy
- Political Geography: France, Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Northern Mali